Our jails and prisons are filled with so many people with illegal drug convictions and other crimes resulting from drug addiction. There must be a better way to rehabilitate people who made bad choices so they can return to society and contribute. No one wants them to be a drain on society either in tax payer funded prison, or released only to return to drug addiction and possibly commit other crime.
One solution having an impact worth noting is Drug Court. This intervention and rehabilitation program is seeing success for first time offenders. Our congratulations to both those running the program and the graduates.
We have a long way to go when it comes to drug rehab but Drug Court is making our community better. That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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