When one is facing drug charges and prison time such as Cameron Douglas, the son of Michael Douglas, society and families are faced with few options. Illegal drug activity is treated in the same manner as other crimes, but at what expense?
There are 23 million Americans facing the need for drug rehab according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy . There is also an ever increasing U.S. criminal population with 2.3 million in jail and prison and over 5 million on parole and probation. With few solutions in sight for this increasing problem, Narconon drug rehab centers are experts in drug rehabilitation and prevention, shed some light on drug addiction and crime.
Narconon explains, in the 1970s there were 322,300 adult drug arrests made in the U.S. but, by 2007, over 1,645,500 adults and 195,700 kids were arrested for drug abuse violations. In that same time period TV and print media ads for alcohol and drugs have flooded every possible advertising channel.
Narconon, in their drug education lectures puts it this way. A child from the earliest TV watching age onward is promoted to heavily showing that alcohol and drugs are a good thing. Beer commercials commonly show the athletic guys partying with the beautiful models. The more recent prescription drug ads show people taking prescription drugs having all sorts of relief and pleasure. The missing element is the truth. .
Seldom do TV beer commercials show the typical out of shape drinker with a beer belly, red complexion and offensive alcohol breath. It’s doubtful such a character attracts the beautiful women in the ads, nor would he be a role model for children. The TV ads never show the person on prescription drugs exhibiting anxiety, depression, hostility, anger, suicidal thoughts, physical difficulties or the host of other side effects associated with prescription drugs. Since all drugs are poisons to a body any benefit is at best limited, as in the case of an operation or acute accident or illness.
Children and thus the culture over the last 30 years have been heavily impressed upon by drug and alcohol companies that drugs are the solution and answer to nearly every problem people face. However, as the rising drug abuse and criminal population figures show, there must be something wrong with this total solution.
Perhaps if there were truth in advertising over 215 Billion U.S. dollars wouldn’t be being spent on police, judicial and prison expenses for the 7 million adult criminals.
Of the 1.5 million in prison it costs Americans 68 billion to feed, house and care for these prisoners, many of which are serving time for drug offenses. A more effective and inexpensive solution is drug rehabilitation for non-violent offenders. Although most traditional drug rehabs aren’t worth the investment as they have only a 14% success rate, the Narconon program fully graduated has an over 70% success rate and would be worth the investment at a fraction of the cost.
The good news is Narconon often works with the courts as an effective drug rehabilitation solution and as such lessens the burden on society not only in omitted prison expenses but also in the fact that Narconon graduates go on to lead ethical, productive, drug-free lives.
If you would like more information on drug rehabilitation solutions or the Narconon program contact Narconon at 877-237-3307.