Heroin addicts in Vancouver are committing crimes that support their habits. The type of crimes that the addicts commit are breaking and entering and or robbing to have money for more drugs. The “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything possible to help people who really need it. The programs also keep addicts from using unsanitary needles which will lead them to hospitals. The programs will reduce the amount of crime and reduce the public health by keeping them off the streets by allowing them to receive the drug in the program. The idea behind the programs will help the city but will not fix the addiction the heroin addicts are facing.