California Democrat Wants To Pay Meth Users To Stay Clean

by AmericasKeepersAdmin on March 04, 2020

California Democratic State Senator Scott Weiner is proposing legislation that would have the state pay people who use methamphetamine to stay sober.

California Democratic State Senator Scott Weiner is proposing legislation that would have the state pay people who use methamphetamine to stay sober.

The State Senator out of the Bay Area is proposing legislation after a 500% increase of methamphetamine use since 2008. While California has seen an increase statewide of meth abuse, the Bay Area has been hit particularly hard.

Weiner introduced Senate Bill 888 on February 25 as a proposed solution to combat the use of methamphetamine and hopefully decrease the amount of drug overdoses.

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Senate Bill 888 would aim at increasing the number of facilities that accept MediCal to treat drug addiction and also offer individuals cash, vouchers and gift cards as incentives to stay sober.

Individuals who opted to enroll in the program would be rewarded every time their urine test came back clean.

Weiner compared the proposed bill to another program that has had success utilizing incentives. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project incentives male LGBTQ meth users to stay clean by giving them gift cards for staying sober.

According to the Foundation 63% of participants have quit using meth.

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