Gov. of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, Suggests Cutting 25 Million for Drug Rehabilitation, Harbor Village Comments

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Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois proposes to cut $25-$27.5 Million from drug rehabilitation services, in favor of filling a $5 billion deficit. However, after implementing rehab treatment for nonviolent criminals with drug charges, the state saved $35 million in one year, as opposed to spending millions more on incarceration, according to Pantagraph.

In one year, directly from the cause of implementing drug and alcohol rehabilitation as opposed to incarceration, the state saved $35 million

State after state prove the cost effectiveness and rehabilitative prowess and prevention of probation programs aimed to rehabilitate nonviolent drug offenders. The cost of treatment undermines the excessive (tax) cost of incarcerating violators of drug laws, as opposed to enrolling them in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Governor Bruce Rauner ( R)has proposed to cut a crippling $25-$27.5 million from Illinois' drug and alcohol statewide Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, offering the explanation that he is seeking to redress the $5 billion deficit in Ill. But the math doesn't add up. In one year, directly from the cause of implementing drug and alcohol rehabilitation as opposed to incarceration, the state saved $35 million, according to Pantagraph on Feb. 23rd State representative, Lou Lang (D) plans to oppose Rauner's proposition.

A medical associate from Harbor Village Detox commented, "The well being of those suffering from substance use disorders may be in jeopardy if this notion passes, and could mean that many drug addicts will no longer be sent to rehabilitate treatment, but prison. Prisons are notoriously poor at administering effective rehabilitation treatment; prisons are not adequately staffed to handle the varied dimensions of drug addiction which require intimate knowledge of treating withdrawal, relapse prevention, identifying the underlying crux of addiction, and repairing family relations for continued sobriety."

Harbor Village Detox is a national inpatient medical treatment center, specializing in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. As a treatment facility that frequently admits patients from Chicago, Harbor Village Detox questions the viability of Gov. Rauner’s proposed decision. Drug and alcohol addiction is a quantifiable disease, beholden to its own symptoms, medical consequences, and societal consequences.

Harbor Village Detox is located in sunny South Florida, and is a top tier inpatient medical detox facility accredited by The Joint Commission. The professional and caring staff of the drug and alcohol addiction treatment center aim to provide patients with the pinnacle of detox and rehabilitative care. Some of our most talented medical professionals and addiction therapists were once blighted by addiction- we are no stranger to the throes of addiction. Harbor Village Detox ensures its patients are comfortable and offer spa-lie accommodations, private bedrooms, and 24/7 medical and psychiatric support. Patients participate in group therapy, meditation and yoga sessions, and dine on gourmet meals, providing nutritious sustenance.

For more information about Harbor Village visit or call directly at 1-855-290-4261.

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