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Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Program Article on Dealing with Substance Abuse

Good article on dealing with substance abuse.

Please review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Program

Please review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Program

If you would like to help others or become certified in substance abuse counseling, then please review our program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.

The Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Program trains you with the necessary skills to help others overcome abuse and addiction

The article, ANOTHER VIEW: Dealing With Substance Abuse, by Suzie Price states,

“Over the past 18 years, my career as a prosecutor has exposed me to many people who have substance abuse problems. My interactions with these individuals has been from the standpoint of a prosecutor, which generally means a focus on accountability and consequences.

As a Councilwoman, I have had to look at the issue of substance abuse from a different standpoint. This is because the increase in the number of people living on the streets, as a result of substance abuse and addiction, is a significant public policy issue.

It used to be that people charged with drug possession faced felony charges and the option to participate in a diversion or collaborative court program in exchange for dismissal of the felony charge was a meaningful incentive. This program was successful because it was (1) court incentivized, (2) involved collaboration from multiple public agencies, and (3) involved a broad support network for the participant.

 Since the passage of Proposition 47, fewer people are opting to participate in such programs because the crime of drug possession is now a misdemeanor. This means that there is little to no rehabilitation associated with a conviction. The court cannot force a person into a program, and people are less likely to opt for the program when it constitutes an 18-month commitment as opposed to just pleading guilty to the misdemeanor crime and serving a few days in jail.

As you can imagine, this change in the law has limited many tools that the courts and probation departments have traditionally used to combat drug abuse”

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