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Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy:
Ten Drug and Alcohol Policies That Save Lives
In every community, local leaders are grappling with problems caused by drug and alcohol use. Everyone wants to know: What really works? Which public policies are most effective in preventing and treating these problems? How can we save lives?
These questions are especially important for elected officials. But many politicians call for policies that won't work, while few even know that proven strategies exist. Every candidate for public office ought to know that there are better ways to prevent alcohol and drug problems than punishing people who have a disease.
Join Together has created a new publication that identifies proven strategies that every policymaker should know about. Ten Drug and Alcohol Policies That Will Save Lives draws on strong scientific research to make a concise and persuasive case for policy measures that are proven to have a positive effect. These include
increasing alcohol taxes;
The document is being distributed to all state and federal candidates running for Congress, governor, state legislator and other statewide elected offices. Individuals and organizations across the country have contributed to help print and mail 15,000 copies to reach every candidate, regardless of political affiliation. All candidates will receive the mailing before Election Day.
In addition, organizations and community leaders in Missouri, New Hampshire, Texas and other locations are downloading the document to distribute locally at candidate forums and events. "Together, we will educate the candidates about sensible measures that really make a difference," said David Rosenbloom, director of Join Together.
To learn more, download the document, or make a contribution to the national candidates mailing, visit www.jointogether.org/tenpolicies.
What is Rapid Detox?
Also referred to as 'ultra rapid opiate detox,' it is a rapid detoxification procedure for opiate based substances and addictions such as heroin, vicodin, methadone, or any prescribed narcotic pain killers.
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