While most people don't consider drug and alcohol abuse health issues, they really are. If you put some substance in your body that isn't good for you, that is a health problem. Whether its bacon, fried anything, too much alcohol, etc, once you've had too much, you need medical attention. That is the theory behind the sobriety center planned for Travis County. Rather than lock people up who have had too much, it might serve the public better to take the inebriated somewhere they can get help, rather than a criminal charge, jail time, fines, etc.
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