Here’s a good link showing the efficacy of HAT.
5 decades and countless billions of dollars spent on the “war on drugs” and the drug problem in the US is worse than ever.
What more proof do you need that a “militant” attitude toward drugs is not the solution?
We need to get out of the “war on drugs” mentality and evolve to a “hospitality and healthcare for drug addicts” mentality.
Until we do that on a national level, the drug epidemic will continue to rise exponentially.
I pray you never lose a child to addiction.
Findings show such programs are feasible and are associated with a number of positive outcomes,12 including:
• helping people to stop or reduce their illegal drug use;13
• avoiding illness and death as a result of overdose by ensuring access to a drug of known quality and strength;14
• retention in medical care;15
• facilitating a gradual change from heroin to opioid substitution therapy;16
• reducing the risk of HIV and hepatitis resulting from unsafe injection practices;17 and
• promoting general health and well-being.18
• reducing crime related to the acquisition of drugs;19
• reducing the number or visibility of drug markets and public drug use;
• lowering costs associated with health care, social welfare, criminal justice and prisons;20 and
• promoting social integration, including with respect to employment, accommodation and family life.21"
Read more: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/chapter/hat