The key to reform
I agree with the issue of having “self-esteem ‘key’ to preventing repeat offences” (BP, Sept 16). It’s still not easy for society to accept drug offenders even if they are users, not drug dealers.
It seems that their unemployment or inadequate income for their lifestyle (very few of them get the opportunity to work as employees on a minimum wage) pushes them to take risks by reentering the drug trade. A broader perspective about self-worth rather than direct income — like their steadfast determination not to return to their drug cycle before having self-employed careers — would be the vital starting point for them to have a choice and not return to this cycle.