Yes, the idea makes many feel uneasy, and to be frank, many believe drug users are unworthy of help. But addiction and its consequences reverberate through many parts of society including all of our pocketbooks. Hopefully, this issue will be coming back in the 2020 Maryland legislative session. Please give it consideration before then. Overdoses are awful, but drug use is going to happen whether we like it or not. We can prevent overdoses or deal with the fall-out of drug users’ deaths and costly care. The choice is ours.