Mexican Drug Laws Will Create More Drug Rehabilitation Clients
Mexico – According to the Mexican government, drug use in the country has jumped up 50 percent over the last 6 years, and with a new drug law passed this past week in the country, the numbers will continue to increase.
Mexico has just approved some of the most liberal laws in the world for drug abusers; eliminating time in jail for possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD and even methamphetamine in small amounts.
Passed last week, the Mexican law is part of a new trend throughout Latin America that is treating drug abuse as something dealt with through public health and not the prison systems. It is also an attempt to handle overcrowding throughout Latin American prisons, but some fear that these laws also can attract many individuals that are already addicted as well as new users to the country where drug use is not fully mandated.
Add to this the current wars across the borders because of drug trafficking, other crimes and related deaths and herein lies a major problem for both Mexico and the United States.
Chad, a former drug user from California, explains that he made frequent trips across the border to abuse drugs and even transported drugs from Mexico to the U.S. for many years before he was caught and charged in the United States. Luckily for him, he was approved to go into a drug rehabilitation program in lieu of prison time. He entered the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program and has now overcome his addiction for good, as well as all associated drug-related behaviors.
However, there are many more people in both the United States and Mexico that are still caught up in the same web. The new drug laws in Mexico will seemingly only add to the destruction created by drugs in North and Latin America instead of help this situation.
The upside to the new drug laws in Latin America is that they do point to drug rehabilitation as a primary solution for treating addicts and encourage drug users to go into treatment to avoid jail for drug offenses. There is even a mandate for treatment for third-time drug offenders, so there may be light at the end of the tunnel if the primary drug possession laws become stricter in the country and the rehab programs used are effective.
Narconon offers a long-term drug-free rehabilitation method with programs throughout the world, including Latin American countries and the United States. If you or someone you know is in need of a drug rehabilitation program contact Narconon today at www.narconon.org.