The free market determines whether or not an idea is viable. Government has an idea and funds it regardless.
Oregon Harm Reduction Program for Injection Drug Users:
These are quarterly meetings for Oregonians providing HIV Prevention services to people who inject drugs. Meetings are held in Eugene, Oregon. The morning session is program updates and other business, afternoon sessions are skills building, topics TBA. Space is limited - meeting attendees must RSVP. If you would like to attend or for more information email or call Ann Shindo, HCV and Harm Reduction Programs Coordinator. email@example.com, (971) 673-0153.
Am I really to believe that injection drug users take time out of their busy schedule of
a) using drugs
b) look for ways to get money to aquire more drugs
to attend "skill building" meetings with our taxpayer funded Harm Reduction Program Coordinator? And what skills are going to matter when you have a heroin needle stuck in your arm?
Interviewer: Well Mr. Smith, your resume says you have some nice skills but we notice that you are sweating profusely, you stole that gold pen off my desk and you appear to be getting ready to inject drugs right now during this job interview...
Sorry Ann Shindo, your job should be cut. But don't worry, if I was in charge I would use that money to hire a police officer who will take good care of the injection drug users that will no doubt be heartbroken that their quarterly meetings got cancelled.