Global Recovery Initiative – Cannabis Scam Fraud Think Tank
Working with policy makers to enhance the visibility of recovery and of the needs of the recovery community on Capitol Hill, and formulating specific policy recommendations are central to GRI’s strategy.
GRI: A Catalyst for Policy Change
The Global Recovery Initiative is partnering with the top policy groups to maximize impact: Legal Action Center in New York, Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities in Chicago, and Faces and Voices of Recovery in Washington, DC – to rally the recovery community behind a specific, focused set of policies. GRI has also enrolled the collaboration of former White House policy advisors and Congressional staffers to inform our efforts and facilitate access to key policy makers. GRI’s first event will address three major areas of policy focus:
Monitor the integration of addiction treatment in health care insurance coverage for all: Building on the recovery community’s recent successes in helping to transform policy – e.g., integrating addiction services into primary health care under the Affordable Care Act, GRI will work with insurers, states, and others to ensure that addiction treatment is made available and affordable to all who seek it.
Eliminate barriers to recovery: Numerous laws often constitute insurmountable obstacles for individuals with a past drug conviction. These laws harm not only those individuals, but their children and families, and their communities by preventing persons in recovery from participating fully in and contributing to society, and by increasing the likelihood of relapse and re-offense and the enormous social and economic costs they entail. It’s time these changes be reflected in our laws and policies. It is time that discriminatory laws that penalize millions for seeking or being in recovery from a brain disease be stricken from the books and replaced with compassionate, scientifically informed, fair legislation that promotes recovery rather than preventing it.
Advocate for funding for evidence-based programs to promote recovery: Researchers have documented the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a number of comprehensive strategies to increase the chances that people initiate and sustain recovery. For example, drug courts are highly effective at changing behavior and helping people find and stay on the path to a healthy, drug free life. These programs must be expanded both in scope and size. This requires funding. Funding requires that government agencies and policy makers be informed about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of these programs: Why spend $30,000 of taxpayers’ money to incarcerate someone for a drug-related offense when a $4,500 course of court-supervised treatment can effectively transform that person from drug addicted to productive citizen? GRI will work to educate policy makers and to advocate at the federal and state level for increased funding for drug courts and other effective strategies to promote recovery.
Dr. Kevin A. Sabet …Really????? “Why spend $30,000 of taxpayers’ money” (so you agree they should stop arresting, and why exactly? Just so THIS other program benefits financially? With the lie that its needed because cannabis patients or consumers “are addicted” when no addiction occurs to cannabis.) “to incarcerate someone for a drug-related offense when a $4,500 course of court-supervised treatment can effectively (BULLSHIT) transform that person from drug addicted to productive citizen? (They really squeeze more money out of victims of the judicial abuse system) GRI will work to educate policy makers and to advocate at the federal and state level for increased funding for drug courts and other effective strategies to promote recovery.” DOX this company and its funding ties already somebody. End their systematic abuse.