Taking a Softer Stand on Drug Crimes

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Taking a Softer Stand on Drug Crimes

A proposal last week by the United States Attorney General pertaining to drug offenses could have ripple effects locally. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for the Justice Department to alter its policy on minor drug offenders. Holder’s proposal allows low-level, non-violent drug offenders with no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels to not face mandatory minimum sentences.

Holder said that mandatory minimum sentences “breed disrespect for the system. When applied indiscriminately, they do not serve public safety. According to the U.S Bureau of Justice statistics, approximately 225,000 state prisoners are incarcerated for drug offenses.

There is now fear that such a soft stand on drug offenses will end up allowing for increased offenses, and more crime. Addiction is a disease but that disease needs to be treated. Drug and alcoholism treatment can truly turn your life around, especially if the treatment is internationally recognized and individualized to you as a unique person. Stop the cycle of drug abuse in your life and seek treatment. Call Seabrook today at 1.800.761.7575 to learn more about recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.