Addressing the heroin issue

To the Editor:

The reason we have a heroin problem in this state, and this country, is because the U.S. military is guarding the poppy fields in Afghanistan and has helped to increase the production of opium since U.S. occupation. If Governor Shumlin really wants to solve the heroin/addiction problem he should be addressing this issue instead of advocating for treatment that transfers addiction to legal, opiate-based drugs that add billions to the already overflowing coffers of the health insurance and pharmaceutical companies while We the People continue to suffer. Anything else is just treating the symptom with obfuscation as a tool of rhetoric. Pay close attention to the men behind the curtains, they usually do not have your best interests at heart. Follow the money, find the truth. Just don't expect to like it.

Nancy Scarcello

Florence, Vt.

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