Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently assembled a task force aimed at combating the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the state. Although it is remains uncertain just how this team of health officials expects to stop an addiction problem that is consistently killing people all over the United States, the consensus is that they’ll attempt to control it by throwing offenders in prison.

Admittedly, the way society salivates over prescription painkillers is an issue that needs a seasonable solution... but incarceration is not the answer.