New Jersey Senate Passes Mandatory Drug Treatment Bill
Of all the problems that plague society, drug abuse and addiction is one of the most pervasive. Drug dependence is linked to high rates of crime, criminal activity, insidious health problems, unemployment and absenteeism, and many more problems. As the root of so many problems, law enforcement officers often focus on drugs as the first priority of policing. Now, the New Jersey senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would provide mandatory drug treatment for non-violent criminals.
New Jersey’s drug treatment programs have worked out very well in the past. The program is an attempt to rehabilitate drug users rather than simply punish them. Under similar programs in Bergen County, former drug users completed their GEDs, got clean, rebuilt their lives, and (in some cases) even earned college degrees. Now, with making the program mandatory, the state is renewing its commitment to fighting drug addiction in the most effective way: treatment. With the right treatment, drug users can completely change their lives and pull themselves away from lives of crime and deprivation.
Drug addiction can seem to be an endless problem for society, but numerous examples show it is possible to completely turn a life around. Thankfully there is help available. Medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug addictions. It can be difficult or impossible for an addict to treat themselves on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to find the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we tailor our treatment plans to each individual patient’s needs, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the right remedy for yourself or for a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.