It's not a damn disease Mr. Blankenship, it's a damn addiction. People don't CHOOSE to catch diseases, an addict does in fact CHOOSE to do their drug of CHOICE. Diseases can be treated with medications, maybe not cured, but, treated. How in the hell do you plan on fixing a drug addict by getting them addicted to what is oftentimes MORE addictive substances? Guess what dummy, you just lost your next election, and you will never be the judge here. Sucks to be you. An addict is the ONLY person who can fix him/herself. You have to first WANT to not be addicted to something. Then, take the required steps to stop it. Step 1, set your meth pipe down and stop sucking on it. Do I think jail is the answer? No, I do not. I think the addict is the answer. This mamby pamby everybody's got feelings crap belongs in a daycare center, not a damn courtroom. I believe Judge Telle has probably shown you that before. The softer you are on idiots, simply reinforces their idiocracy. 9 times out of 10, the dopehead gets caught breaking other laws and then the drug charge is addaed because they found dope on them during the arrests. You know this, you're the damn prosecutor. 8 out of 10 of the addicts y'all give rehab instead of jail to, get released, do more dope, break MORE damn laws because now they are crooks that can't get jobs, and end up back in front of you again, this you ALSO know to be a fact. If a person doesn't WANT to be treated, no treatment can heal them. Either lobby to make drugs legal, and allow folks to suffer their own fate, or be the damn prosecutor and do your job.