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September 21, 2005
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Proposition 36 and Adult Drug Court Invite Press to Their Annual Picnic Titled Celebrating Success in Recovery 2005

CONTACT: Michelle Brown (916) 313-8418 or Toni Moore (916) 875-2055

September 22nd 2005

McKinley Park 1pm-6pm

(Interviews available for News At Noon and Evening News)

Proposition 36, an initiative voted by the people in 2001, supporting treatment as opposed to incarceration has celebrated the success of its effort’s by having a picnic each year. This year Adult Drug Court is joining our festivities. Both are court-supervised drug treatment programs for non-violent drug offenders.

Proposition 36 has made an impact on Sacramento County by enhancing public safety and reducing recidivism. Court supervised treatment has changed the lives of people in our community who without the Proposition may not have been offered an opportunity at treatment. Recent statistics find that one out of four Proposition 36 participants completes their treatment requirements, findings that are amazing when compared to an average length of addiction history lasting up to 15 - 20 years.

Participants in the program come to eat, play games and socialize with there new-found clean and sober companions. This year there will be live music and speakers from the entities involved. There will be an array of alumni participants from Proposition 36 and Adult Drug Court who will also be participating in the speaking portion of the day.

Agencies involved are as listed: Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services, Sacramento Probation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Adult Drug Court, The Effort Inc., National Counsel on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Mexican American Alcoholism Program, Bi Valley Medical Clinic and Community Connections.

See more press releases

Common Sense for Drug Policy
California Society of Addiction Medicine
California State Association of Counties

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

Get the Facts
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.
breakdowns of the 2000 initiative votes
For background on the Prop. 36 campaign and other votes nationwide for drug policy reform, see:

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Drug Policy Alliance · (916) 444-3751 · [email protected]