The connection between drug addiction and
crime is supported by numerous statistics.
60-85 percent of all crimes at the state
and local level are drug-related, committed
by individuals who test positive for drug
use at the time of arrest.
The cycle of drug use and criminality cannot
be broken under the current revolving door
system, where those arrested for drugs are
continually going in and out of the criminal
justice system, unexposed to treatment.
This system is extremely expensive for the
taxpayer and does not work since recidivism
is quite high on these kinds of cases.