Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save more on Crime Reduction

25up-healthcrime-master768

Research findings show that unlike the war on drugs, treatment for substance use disorders has a tangible impact on crime reduction. Counseling paired with medication, such as methadone or buprenorphine, has been shown to be the most cost-effective way to treat opioid use disorder. C.D.C. researcher Harold Pollack explained, “the economic value of crime reduction largely or totally offsets the cost of treatment.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *