Cuts for Drug Treatment

Letter – Cuts for Drug Treatment – Letter – NYTimes.com

Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois recently cut $55 million for state substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. That amount, with the resulting loss of federal matching money, represents half of the state’s treatment and prevention budget.

Given that only 10 percent of teenagers who need drug treatment receive it, cuts like these mean that thousands more adolescents will have no place to go for treatment.

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Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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