Myth about Addiction
Treatment just doesnt work
Treatment can help people. Studies show drug treatment reduces drug use by 40 to 60
percent and can significantly decrease criminal activity during and after treatment. There is
also evidence that drug addiction treatment reduces the risk of HIV infection (intravenous
drug users who enter and stay in treatment are up to six times less likely to become infected
with HIV than other users) and improves the prospects for employment, with gains of up to 40
percent after treatment.