Recently, I came across an article titled "Toward a Smarter Drug Policy" from the Office of National Drug Control Policy at www.whitehouse.gov. The article challenges how we think in America about our nation's criminal justice and drug control policies. The article points out some interesting statistics about incarceration for drug arrests that should not be taken lightly. There is also a true story featured in the beginning that explains how a man who suffered with a substance abuse disorder and many other issues was given a second chance by a judge in Los Angeles. The man was able to turn his life around in to something positive.
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