Time for a change, treatment instead of prison

It is time to start investing more into addiction treatment instead of continuing to lock people with addictions up in jails and prisons. It cost more to house inmates in prison than it does to provide addiction treatment for addicts. if we would take a small percentage of the money invested in prison and jails and invested it into addiction treatment, we could help so many more people overcome their addiction and become productive members of society. By continuing to lock up addicts we are not helping them in any way. We are only teaching them how to become better addicts and criminals. Providing more funding for treatment would also relieve a lot of the overcrowding jails and prisons are experiencing today. As a substance abuse counselor, I se first hand the effects substance abuse has on an individual and their families. Most addicts want to change and overcome their addiction, but are unable to find treatment due to the limited resources. To add to that most courts would rather continue locking up addicts, than to provide treatment for them. If the tax payer can provide the funding for a $47 million dollar boat dock in downtown Memphis ( which, to me, is nothing more than a metal ramp waiting to rust away into the Mississippi river) then surely we could find a way to provide addiction treatment to help save a human’s life. No this not a fix all. However, it would be a start into something a hell of a lot more positive for people with addiction problem, than to continue to lock them up in overcrowded jails and prisons

108 thoughts on “Time for a change, treatment instead of prison

  1. I was surfing the Internet for information and came across your blog. I am impressed by the information you have on this blog. It shows how well you understand this subject. 娛樂城

  2. Good day! This post couldn’t be composed any better! Perusing this post helps me to remember my old fashioned flat mate! He generally continued discussing this. I will advance this review to him. Almost certain he will have a decent perused. Much obliged for sharing
    Pelle Pelle Red jacket

  3. Nice blog and absolutely outstanding. You can do something much better but i still say this perfect.Keep trying for the best. If anyone looking for safety playground for online gaming, Feel free to visit my site: 바카라사이트

  4. Students who are stuck with assignments need not worry anymore as Assignment Fix is there for the rescue. They can place orders for all types of assignment related to this subject and we will get them done at the earliest. We have highly-experienced professionals who hold top degrees from the best universities across the world. They will give their 100% in making the assignments perfect so that students score high by submitting them. Our USP is timeliness and authentic work at a very low price. So, if you want to get top grades in exams, contact us for online assignment help. Thanks

Leave a Reply to mark spencer Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *