United States. Californian authorities are frustrated over, out of control drug abuse in its state and they asked the federal government to pay active users if they stay sober and tested negative from the taxes.
It has been happening from a while in U.S. The Federal Government is paying veterans, so they stay sober and its effective even in the cases of cocaine and methamphetamine users which has no pharmaceutical treatment. It works like People earn small payments over the time and it is only when they test negative and in the meantime of treatment, they earn a few hundred dollars and that is enough for someone who made economic condition weak because the substance abuse.
This is known as ‘contingency management’ and Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked the federal government for the same procedure and the payments to be made by the taxes through the Medicaid, the joint state and the federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled that covers approx. 14 million people in the state of California. This innovative idea can be more effective and helpful in the cases of drug addicts as watching your account grow with every negative test is way more motivational and obviously its all about money so the treatment works effectively. However, many researches also shown the treatment don’t work in many cases after a maximum time of 6 months. Will power is the ultimate tool to fight this but at least authorities are trying something, some efforts are made.