Over the years I have tried to educate the public about the disease of addiction and how a drug addict thinks and makes decisions. Let me remind the readers that a drug addict only wants one thing and one thing only — more drugs, at all costs. A drug addict doesn't care about their health, they are not fearful of the police, they aren't good parents, they can't do a honest days work and they will do whatever is necessary to get their "fix." Therefore traditional public health methods to reach addicts and convince them to stop using drugs will not work. The only thing that will make an addict want to stop their drug use is when their behavior begins to cause them pain and suffering. We need to make getting high not worth the pain.