|Graham Proposes Drug Treatment on Demand|
|Written by Columbia Heights News|
|Wednesday, 03 May 2006|
Press Release from Councilmember Jim Graham
Washington, DC - The District of Columbia would have its first plan to give residents free access to immediate treatment for drug addiction and alcoholism, under a bill introduced yesterday by Councilmembers Marion Barry (D-Ward Eight) and Jim Graham (D-Ward One).
The bill would require the Mayor to develop a comprehensive plan for delivering treatment on demand and submit it to the Council.
"Alcoholism and drug addiction are at the core of so many problems in society," said Councilmember Graham. "We can make a major dent in unemployment, domestic abuse, child abuse and all sorts of crime by getting people help as soon as they need it."
Six other Councilmembers have co-sponsored the Barry/Graham bill.
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