In the United States, substance abuse and addiction is a federal problem. Every year, federal officials attempt to make plans to slow the progression of substance addiction in the states. Originally, the United States had a strong “war on drugs” campaign that led to the United States having the largest prison system in the world. Michael Botticelli, the Director of National Drug Policy, recognizes that this was the wrong approach and vocalizes his stance on treating addiction.
U.S. “Drug Czar” Changing the Language of Recovery
In case you missed the recent 60 Minutes interview, Director of National Drug Policy Michael Botticelli speaks on where the old war on drugs went wrong, how he’s moving forward and his own personal experience in recovery.
Botticelli rejects the old title of “Drug Czar” takes a new stance on treating addiction. A combination of his personal experience and a reflection of the way the country changed during the “war on drugs” helps him shape his stance on treating addiction. Like many other politicians, he believes in treating addiction as the disease that it is, rather than criminalizing it and punishing people who suffer from addiction.
Morningside Recovery’s Stance on Treating Addiction
Morningside Recovery is a leader in the fields of mental health and addiction treatment. Our professional Morningside Recovery staff believes in treating the whole individual. Therefore, we offer comprehensive rehab programs that address and cater to specific individuals. Some of these programs include:
- Christian recovery program
- Couples counseling and treatment
- Jewish recovery for alcohol and drugs
- LGBTQ substance abuse
If you or a loved one are struggling with heroin addiction and need help, please don’t hesitate to call. You may reach us at 855-631-2135. Our helpline is open 24/7 and our treatment specialists will assist you in finding the right treatment option for you.