…k of funding for harm-reduction programs and redefining drug addiction as primarily a health issue. It means sentencing people to rehab and care rather than imprisonment. It means focusing on evidence-based policies rather than those riddled with contradiction and inconsistency. Childhood trauma, alienation, economic pain and poverty are among the driving forces behind addiction, and all require a different approach for treatment. If the reasons behind drug abuse vary wildly, so must the treatment methods.