We can and we must do better as prolonged recovery is now an achievable result of comprehensive addiction treatment.
It is time to end the discrimination against people who need treatment for chemical addiction. It is time for Congress to deal with our Nation's number one public health problem.
Treatment for dependency at substance abuse treatment centers must change if alcoholism and addiction are to be overcome in our society.
Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.