Source: CDC Drug poisoning mortality statistics. Graphic by Alex Newman.
Georgia's Definition of Recovery
Recovery is a deeply personal, unique, and self determined journey through which an individual strives to reach his/her full potential. Persons in recovery improve their health and wellness by taking responsibility in pursuing a fulfilling and contributing life while embracing the difficulties one has faced. Recovery is not a gift from any system. Recovery is nurtured by relationships and environments that provide hope, empowerment, choices and opportunities. Recovery belongs to the person. It is a right, and it is the responsibility of us all.
Cost Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance abuse treatment is more cost-effective than prison or other punitive measures. The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) found that drug treatment conducted within the community is extremely beneficial in terms of cost, especially compared to prison. Every dollar spent on drug treatment in the community is estimated to return $18.52 in benefits to society. Continue Reading