Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Jeb Bush's Daughter Jailed for Failing Drug Treatment

Florida Governor and Presidential brother Jeb Bush's 24 year old daughter got 3 days in jail for noncompliance with a drug treatment plan. With no way to spin it, he sent an email to the media to tell them. Among his comments, "Unfortunately, this happens to many individuals even as they continue their journey to full recovery."

Why is it that politicians only recognize truths such as relapse is common during drug treatment when it happens to someone in their families or small circle of friends? Otherwise, they seem quite content to brand drug offenders as criminals and jail them when they fail to live up to the terms of their probation or parole or drug treatment plan.

Hopefully, this will open some eyes and lead to more rational and humane treatment of drug users.

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