Aid in Recovery Comments on Recent Vote in Maine Aimed at Funding More Drug Treatment Programs

Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol rehabilitation center servicing South Florida, released a statement today commenting on a recent report detailing the Maine state legislature’s recent vote to roll back Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to ramp up the “war on drugs.”

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“As professionals in the field of drug and alcohol treatment, we feel that prevention is a key part of the fight against substance abuse that is overlooked all too often."

Stuart, FL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on the Maine state legislature’s decision to scale back Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal dealing with the “war on drugs.” According to reports, Gov. LePage’s plan favored increased funding for drug enforcement efforts, rather than treatment programs.

According to a report from the Kennebec Journal (LePage’s drug-battle plan pared down, gets bipartisan backing, 3/28/2014) legislators from both sides of the Aisle in the Maine state house of representatives and senate have voted to scale back Gov. LePage’s proposal in favor of one that eschews funding for agents, judges and prosecutors in favor of substance abuse treatment and prevention programs.

According to the report, the total cost of Gov. LePage’s original plan was estimated at $3.2 million, while the revised proposal is estimated to cost just $2.25 million, and will allocate approximately $750,000 for existing drug treatment programs.

“We at Aid in Recovery applaud the action taken by the Maine legislature,” said Dr. Michael Lukens, Psychologist at Aid in Recovery. “As professionals in the field of drug and alcohol treatment, we feel that prevention is a key part of the fight against substance abuse that is overlooked all too often. We are pleased that this proposal has been restructured to include contributions for drug treatment programs.”

Aid in Recovery prides itself on keeping up with the latest news and trends in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention. For more information on the services and treatments offered at Aid in Recovery, please visit http://findthebestrehab.com/.

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