I agree people are going to do stupid stuff no matter what. At my school we have a saferide program to take drunk people home. Though it doesn't totally stop it, it does help a lot, and a lot of people use it. I feel this program is justified because although it does cost money, it saves a lot more in property damages, lawsuits, etc, and also saves 2 or more people's lives. If someone is going to shoot up a bunch of heroin though and overdose in a bathroom somewhere...I can't bring myself to care, especially when my tax dollars are paying for it. I've never really heard of a successful heroin addict, except ones in music, and they all end up dying eventually anyway (except Motley Crue). Arguably, they don't do anything for society (I sure as hell could've lived without Nirvana and Sublime, thats for sure), but think of all the great things drinkers have produced . (Hemingway, Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ulysses S. Grant, Stephen King, all the Kennedys, Capote, Jackson Pollock, all the old country singers like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, etc). I know a lot of them are writers, but as comedian Dave Attell said, "No one wants to read a book by a pothead writer. It'd be 500 pages on why if you put a hat and glasses on a dog, he looks like he could drive a truck".