The Need For Financial Assistance

 

According to the SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services approximately 5% of the people in the United States (i.e. 14,000,000 people) have a substance abuse problem that requires professional treatment at a treatment facility. They confirm that approximately 10% of those requiring treatment can afford treatment and receive it.  Private pay clients and insurance companies expend over $12,000,000,000 annually for substance abuse treatment.   The need for assistance is massive. SAMHSA studies confirm that the cost of drug abuse in the Unites States estimated at $181 billion every year, $107 billion of which is associated with drug-related crime. (NMHSA) 

Government spending on substance abuse is inadequate and ineffective.  For every $1 governments spend on substance misuse and addiction, 94 cents go to "shovel up" the consequences instead of for treatment.  Independent studies of NMHSA have shown that for every dollar spent on addiction treatment programs; there is a $4 to $7 reduction in the cost of drug-related crimes. Furthermore cost effective outpatient treatment with aftercare results in total savings that exceed costs by a ratio of 12:1. 
 

Business and Corporate Programs

The Recovery Plus Foundation seeks the cooperation of all businesses for public education, research and treatment.  Company employees, their families and all of the families of your suppliers and customers are affected and they all need your help.  
The Recovery Plus Foundation believes that certain industries need to be especially socially responsible with the problems of substance abuse.  Accepting responsibility for education, research and treatment of substance abuse is necessary for them to maintain government and public respect as well as to avoid the costs of increasing regulations and enforcement as a result of lack of “self-policing” be company and by industry. 
  •  Pharmaceutical producers, Non-prescriptions medication producers, herbalists and naturopaths as well as related  distributors and retailers
  • Producers , distributors, retail stores, restaurants, casinos and others involved in any aspect of alcoholic spirits, wines, beers 
  • Health and Life Insurance companies
  • Medical institutions to provide funding assistance and extensive training to the medical community who are known to severely lack professional training at this time with regard to substance abuse.