Countless times I see people on the streets begging for money, yes its called poverty. But what I don't understand is how these people use the money that you give them? Is it just me or do I see these individuals going into a store to buy some sort of intoxicant such as a cigarette or alcohol? I would expect these individuals to use the money to get something to eat. It makes me wonder how they got in this situation in the first place, could it have been substance abuse? Is it possible that your family could not handle your addiction any more and they left you on the streets? With that being said, I vowed to never give money to the homeless again, I would rather buy them food myself and give it to them because I don't want them wasting my money to feed their addiction. Any thoughts?