OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
An Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee has concluded that the benefits of drug treatment far outweigh the costs of treatment - particularly by reducing the criminal activities of drug-dependent individuals. In their report, Treating Drug Problems, the committee concluded that the U.S. War On Drugs would be more effective if the estimated 5.5 million Americans needing treatment could get it on a more timely basis; if higher quality public treatment services were provided; and if both public . . .