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Grads Celebrate National Recovery Month

In September, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, Prop 36 participants and grads around California got together with others in recovery to celebrate. From Sacramento to San Diego, grads got together at picnics, baseball games and walks for recovery. It started out with a gathering of several thousand people in Sacramento on August 1 and is still going strong!

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Read about what Prop 36 graduate, Oliver H. thinks about Prop 36 and how it could be improved.

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Prop 36 in the News

Gov. may continue anti-drug program -- San Bernardino County Sun [05/05/06]

Extending Prop. 36 a cost savings -- LA Daily News [04/30/06]

California Scores a Drug Peace Dividend -- <> [04/18/06]

Saving money and aiding drug users -- The San Diego Union Tribune [04/17/06]

Editorial: A saner approach -- Orange County Register [04/13/06]

Encouraging results -- Contra Costa Times [04/12/06]

Prop 36 Saved Calif. Taxpayers $173 Million in First Year, Study Says -- <> [04/10/06]

Passing the drug test -- <>

Drug rehab law saved state $1.5B -- <>

Phoenix House Statement Regarding UCLA Report On Proposition 36 -- <>

Rehab cheaper than prison, study finds -- Contra Costa Times [04/05/06]

Study finds treatment less costly -- <> [04/05/06]


Read commentary from Oliver H., a Prop 36 graduate.

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Over a dozen Proposition 36 fact sheets are available for download. Topics include: the Effectiveness of Drug Treatment, Drug Courts/Deferred Entry, and the California Correctional System.
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