Wednesday, August 18, 2010

California Alcohol Treatment Centers Make a Difference

California alcohol treatment centers are successfully rehabilitating alcoholics on a daily basis. Facilities all over the state work toward creating clean and sober individuals which benefits the alcoholic, their families and society as a whole. It is important for all of us as responsible citizens to support measures and legislation that help to make alcohol and drug treatment available at lower costs to more people.

Many of us are not directly affected by an alcoholic or alcohol abuse and wonder why we should take responsibility for the shortcomings of others. The reason is, as citizens, we take responsibility for all parts of the society in which we live. Just as we rally for civil rights or lower taxes, we need to rally for effective alcohol treatment. Alcoholism affects everyone by creating increased health insurance rates , higher taxes and other costs such as social programs because alcoholics are very often indigent and have no other means.

Fortunately, we live in a democracy where the individual's voice can be heard and if enough of us agree on a particular issue we can create a better society for everyone. If we continue to vote for initiatives that offer treatment as opposed to jail time for moderate alcohol and drug offenses we are going to have rehabilitated individuals rather than institutionalized convicts. This will have more people re-entering society and contributing to the forward motion of our nation.

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