Go to the liquor store and buy the local winos a bottle of vodka.
Not gonna happen right?
Because it only reinforces their addiction and the anti-social behaviour that comes with it.
What about all the people who are negatively affected by such addictions?
Do you think the wife whose husband comes home from drinking free booze from the "harm reduction" site is going to be thrilled when he comes home and starts beating her up?
The State is not responsible for the potentially lethal risks you take.
If we're all so darn concerned about saving the lives of these addicts, here's an idea: lock them up!
Lock them up until they're sober.
Sure, some will go back to drinking once they're out. Lock them up again.
It is far more compassionate to DEPRIVE alcoholics of their drink than to give it to them.