At estimates of $484 billion dollars a year to deal with substance abuse, re-allocating budgets might pay for drug treatment; maybe stopping some of the damage before it starts.   Because of increased demand for pain pills, addicted  baby boomers alone will double the need for treatment dollars in ten years.  Keeping addicts out of jail or treating while in, will help.  80% of  inmates in America  have drug and alcohol abuse problems according to the Beckley Report.  Read the Drug Policy Alliance budget letter to see what is being proposed in California.  links by Mary S.