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Sheriffs and Police Tell Pres. Trump that More Treatment Is Needed

This story originally appeared in Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly.

Shruti Kulkarni, Policy Director of the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD), spoke to Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly about how providers can work with law enforcement to utilize medical insurance to treat people with addictions. “Treating individuals with substance use disorders can reduce recidivism and incarceration rates, resulting in significant savings to jails and communities,” Kulkarni said. Recently, President Trump has gotten pushback from law enforcement on his tough-on-crime stance, with police, sheriffs, and prosecutors calling for a focus on treatment and urging the administration not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

 

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