Not a Crime
It Is Time to Do Something About It
A Flawed System
are imprisoned in The U.S.
for non-violent drug charges.
put offenders in prison
It Costs You
to keep a person in prison for a year.
to treat the same person in Drug Courts for a year.
That's a difference of over
are the alternative.
Drug Courts provide an
alternative to jail time
for addicts who commit nonviolent crimes.
of individuals who do not participate in addiction treatment return to jail.
71% to 96%
of individuals who go through the justice system and receive aftercare services
do not return to jail
Addiction is a Disease
Addiction is a complex but
that affects brain function and behavior.
treatment attends to the
of an individual, not just drug abuse.
Medically assisted detoxification
is only the
stage of addiction treatment
and by itself does little to change long–term drug abuse.
Remaining in treatment
for an adequate period of time is
is the most commonly used form of drug abuse treatment.
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