Outpatient Rehab Los Angeles
- Parent Category: Metro
- Category: Los Angeles Drug Rehab
Spending for treatment in the state of California has doubles since the year 2000 when voters passed Proposition 36, a policy that seeks alternatives to incarceration for drug offenders. The prison population has decreased from 27 percent to 21 percent and taxpayers have been able to save hundreds of millions of dollars by investing their money in treatment programs instead of paying for prison terms which do not solve offenders addiction problems. The rate of imprisonment for drug possession offenses has decreased by more the 34 percent and residents support the movement because it is helping save lives instead of destroying them. Narconon’s premier facility Narconon Arrowhead located in Oklahoma has been delivering drug education lectures across the nation since 2000 in an attempt to stop addiction before it starts through education.
SACPA - Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 ( Prop.36) became an effective law on July 1, 2001. The intent of the program is to allow first and second time non-violent drug offenders who use, possess, or transport illegal drugs to receive treatment instead of being incarcerated. The SACPA program was designed to firstly preserve jail and prison cells for violent and serious offenders. Secondly, to enhance public safety by reducing drug related crime and thirdly to improve public health by reducing drug abuse through proven and effective treatments. Eligible offenders may receive up to one year of treatment and six months of after care through state licensed and certified programs.
Helping offenders who struggle with addiction problems is a much better way of ensuring that society as a whole gains success instead of repeated failures. Drug addiction continues to be a major concern in the Los Angeles area as well as the nation but, with programs like Proposition 36 and continued community support more and more people are getting the help they need. There are thousands of treatment types outpatient being one of the most commonly used due to it’s flexibility which enables an individual to continue to live their lives at home and at work but, it’s not for everyone. Most addicts will find that they need more in-depth treatment. Long term inpatient programs that cover all the barriers of addiction: physical, mental and emotional aspects are normally the less expensive in the long run and give the addict life long recover.