In Vancouver, a huge problem with heroin addicts committing crimes to support their habits has ARISEN. Although crime rates are at an all time high because of these addicts, the “free heroin for addicts” program has aided in helping people with this addiction. For an addict, getting through the day can be hard because their addiction is so strong, and often makes it difficult to interact in their places of work, with friends, and have relationships. Because their addiction cannot be broken, they will do whatever they have to do to get their hands on the drug. Breaking and entering, and theft are only some of the crimes these users will commit for their fix. No limits exist as to where they will go to retrieve this drug so their addiction can be fed. Even though the program has the right idea, and helping out the crime rates, we are not helping those addicted to heroin. By providing drugs to users, they will not have to commit the minor crimes for money or drugs. The “free heroin for addicts” program will also provide needles and a safe using environment, so the hospitals do not have to get involved. The program will help clean up the city of Vancouver, but not the lives of users.