I do understand, why do you think I don't understand?? I am very well educated in the field of addiction. Letting people just die is not a solution and creates a huge grey area that is going to open up to a world of consequences and backlash that will do more destruction financially than what they propose. So many ethical issues here as well. Letting everyone die will definitely fix the issue though. So there's that.
You can't just assume that they don't want help? Do you think they are thinking rationally in the midst of an addiction? I am actively involved in the addiction community, all aspects of it. What are they to do?? What we learned in Nursing school., "There has got to be a better way" Figure out a solution that doesn't involve just no longer helping or answering calls leaving people to die.
Do you know how many people I have met that are AMAZING intelligent brilliant people that impact the community. Go on to find out they are 10, 15, 20, 40 years sober. So much they have done to help others, so many lives changed, yet they wouldn't be here if when the were 18 in the throws of addiction someone just decided their life was no longer worth it after they overdosed twice. Addiction is a very complicated disease. it has a spectrum with varying degrees and causes. It's not a black and white issue and not every patients battle is the same.
If this passes, the backlash and what happens next will more than financial destroy that city. I would bet a lot on it,