Aid in Recovery Comments on Recent Op-Ed in The Tennessean on Safe Harbor Act

Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center servicing south Florida, released a statement today commenting on a recent op-ed in The Tennessean dealing with the Safe Harbor Act. The Safe Harbor Act was passed to give pregnant women incentives to enter treatment programs, including a guarantee that they won’t lose custody of their newborn solely because of drug use.

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Our leaders owe it to us to unify on this issue for the good of the people, drug addicted or otherwise.

Stuart Florida (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a recent op-ed in the Tennessean regarding the Safe Harbor Act of 2013. The act was passed in Tennessee in order to entice pregnant women who were drug users into entering treatment programs.

According to the Op-Ed in The Tennessean (Treat, don’t jail, drug-addicted mothers-to-be, 3/25/2014), the results of the Safe Harbor Act have been mixed. According to the op-ed, the results have been divisive enough to spur some lawmakers into suggesting criminal punishments for drug-addicted women who are pregnant.

“We at Aid in Recovery would like to see some consistent messaging to mothers potentially affected by the Safe Harbor Act,” said Dr. Michael Lukens, Psychologist at Aid in Recovery. “Some of these mothers, especially those that are habitual users, may not believe the guarantees made by the act, either due to misinformation or fear. We live in an age of preventative medicine, where treatment for substance abuse addition is more affordable and accessible than ever. Our leaders owe it to us to unify on this issue for the good of the people, drug addicted or otherwise.”

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