Source: (2014) Arizona Summit law Review. 7: 481-505.

Individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol require treatment in order to find long-term recovery, not the threat of punishment .. if we are serious about reducing substance abuse, crime and recidivism, and saving taxpayers money, then we must accept that our criminal justice system is filled with seriously addicted people who need treatment to change their behaviour. Drug courts must be the foundation of that reform. (author's abstract)