Anyone who has ever dealt with drug addiction from friends & familty knows well the term enabler. That is the term used to describe being a facilitator providing money or assistance that permits drug addicts to continue their drug habit. Being an enabler is the worst thing you can do for a drug addict. It prevents recovery from addiction. They have to be cut off. The problem is that our current system of welfare in this country enables drug addicts to continue their addiction.
I don't believe anyone wants to cut off assistance to those in need. We are a compassionate people and happy to help those that need a hand up, however, we definitely don't want to make their lives worse by enabling them to continue their addiction.
There needs to be periodic or random drug testing for those on public assistance. We are not helping anyone by enabling them to continue their failed lifestyles and choices.