High cost of drug tests should be bigger concern

2013-03-14T00:00:00Z High cost of drug tests should be bigger concern nwitimes.com
March 14, 2013 12:00 am

I cannot believe there is even a discussion on the issue of drug tests for welfare recipients.

The outrageous price to conduct the drug test should be the bigger issue. Yes, it is unfortunate that people fall into addictions, but the proof is all around us that these drugs will cause a person's life to fall apart and even lead to death. So why, as a society, would we want to fund a person's addiction?

Then we want to give a written test to see if a person has a drug problem. If the person has a problem, are they going to own up to it? The drug test should be mandatory. If positive, then put that person into a program and hopefully they will recover.

It seems political correctness has replaced common sense! And yes, I have a family member who has an addiction problem.

- Jack Gaul, Valparaiso

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"


Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357



Who do you support for Lake County sheriff?

View Results