Addiction Policies Protocol (APP)
James K. Rotchford, MD
Addiction Policies Protocol (APP) is a plan of action, not a hypothesis which needs to be studied.
"Protocol" is defined as "a plan for a course of medical treatment," in this case, for addiction.
Policies are implemented by legislative and executive decision makers in government, corporations and non profit organizations, such as hospitals and community service organizations.
Addiction is a disease.
Addiction is global in scope, personal in impact.
Government agencies are charged with "solving the Drug Problem"
"Just Say No" has not worked and cannot work.
Effective programs exist and can replace ineffective and outdated policies and procedures.
Public Agencies at all levels of government search out consultation and program support from Dr. Rotchford for assistance in implementing his Addiction Policies Protocol (APP) in one or more of the following policy areas:
Juvenile Justice System is closest point to the highest intersection of illegal drug use and governmental enforcers of drug laws and ineffective policies. Players: probation officers, police officers, jails, courts, counselors, treatment centers and rehab programs.
Courts are the traffic controllers directing drug users through next step options from doling our punishment, incarceration to counseling and treatment or freedom and release back into society.
Law Enforcement is confronting illegal drug use daily. Citizens phone police to help. Patrols confront drivers impaired by controlled substances.
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