How Can You Help?
Substance abuse is not an easy problem to treat effectively. It requires significant amounts of time from trained professionals and treatment facilities. We are committed to using resources for effective accomplishment of our mission statement.
The Real Cost of Addiction
Effective treatment is expensive; however, in addition to personal tragedy untreated substance abuse adds significant costs to communities, including violent and property crimes, prison expenses, court and criminal costs, emergency room visits, child abuse and neglect, lost child support, foster care and welfare costs, reduced productivity, unemployment, and victimization. The cost to society of drug abuse is over $ 200 including over $100 billion was associated with drug-related crime. (SAMHSA) For every $1 governments spend on substance misuse and addiction, 94 cents go to "shovel up" the consequences instead of for treatment.
An Unresolved and Growing Dilemma
Recent studies confirm a 400% increase prescription drug abuse. Alcohol alone kills more people every year that all forms of cancer combined. This epidemic needs attention from governments, companies and the public. The National Mental Health Association estimates that for every dollar spent on addiction treatment programs, there is a $4 to $7 reduction in the cost of drug-related crimes and effective treatment programs, total savings can exceed costs by a ratio of 12:1. Currently, for every $1 governments spend on substance misuse and addiction, 94 cents go to "shovel up" the consequences instead of for treatment.
Importance of Effectiveness
Our focus is not on how many people we can treat. It is how many people we can treat effectively with lasting benefits to the individual, their family and society as a whole. We ask you to make tax deductible donations to help us restore the life of people with this debilitating disease and restore the life of the people around them. The cost of addiction to society as a whole is enormous. The cost of professional treatment is significantly less than the cost of non-treatment when you consider the costs of the related pain, crime and incarceration of a non-productive substance abusing individual.
When Can You Help?
Right Now! You Can Help Someone Graduate to a New Life!