There’s something kind of creepy about encouraging a drugged world. But that’s exactly what it seems like Hilary Clinton is doing with her new $10 billion drug and alcohol addiction proposal.
“It’s time we recognize that there are gaps in our health care system that allow too many to go without care — and invest in treatment. It’s time we recognize that our state and federal prisons, where 65 percent of inmates meet medical criteria for substance use disorders, are no substitute for proper treatment — and reform our criminal justice system,” Clinton wrote in an oped published in Union Leader.
I recently read an article that stated: “Medications that treat addiction – buprenorphine, methadone and a third named naltrexone — are a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s plan to combat the opiate epidemic.” Seriously? How can drug addiction be the cornerstone of a plan to combat drug addiction?