White House Shifts Policy on Drugs

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Millennium Treatment Group reports on the White House’s recent shift toward helping drug offenders receive addiction treatment.

The White House has recently begun shifting its drug policy away from putting low-level offenders in jail and prison and toward helping them access addiction treatment. Millennium Treatment Group sees this shift as a positive change.

The nation is currently grappling with fresh waves of prescription drug and heroin abuse. According to an article from The Washington Post, members of both parties are calling for a shift away from using the criminal justice system to address the drug problem and toward a public health-based approach to drug addiction.

The spike in drug overdoses isn’t dropping, and public opinion has increasingly tilted toward providing treatment to people with addiction issues.

The treatment-oriented strategy taking root nationwide is also reflected in the way that law enforcement is handling overdose cases. The Washington Post reports that dozens of states have modified their drug laws to include so-called "Good Samaritan" laws, which give legal immunity to people who call 911 when a person is overdosing on drugs.

Millennium Treatment Group offers drug and alcohol addiction treatment for those who need it. They hope that the recent shift in policy will allow more people to seek the help that they need. If you or someone you know is in need of treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, contact Millennium Treatment Group at 1-855-522-1994.

About Millennium Treatment Group:
Millennium Treatment Group is a drug addiction and alcohol detox treatment facility located near Lantana, FL. At Millennium Treatment Group, they take special pride in their facilities. They also take great care to ensure that the environment they provide will be comfortable, and as conducive to recovery as possible. They feel very strongly that a therapeutic process must take place in an environment without unnecessary pressures and distractions. Millennium Treatment Group has full-time medical doctors and clinicians on staff. Their certified and licensed team will help guide patients to a life of recovery. For more information, visit their website at http://www.millenniumtreatmentgroup.com/.

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