Healthcare Triage: Reduce Crime AND Save Money – Treat Addicts Instead of Punishing Them

Substance abuse and addiction are terrible for addicts health, and they’re really tough on family and friends. Addiction also drives up the violent crime rate, and the rate of property crime. This week on Healthcare Triage, we look at research on how diverting addicts to treatment programs has a positive effect on crime rates.

Special thanks to Austin, from whose Upshot column this episode was adapted.


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