New Jersey Fritters Away $Millions Earmarked to Help Addiction
If you live in New Jersey and have had having trouble getting addiction help for a family member, a recent check into what’s happening with the money used to fund such programs may answer some questions for you. The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has been spending $10 million a year on pony rides.
Well, not just pony rides. They’ve also funded petting zoos and balloon art. Those are just as important as pony rides.
Where else is the Council’s money going? Well, they don’t know actually. They hand out money like it grows on trees and don’t really keep track of whether it’s helping anyone who needs alcohol or drug addiction help services or not.
And one way or another, the state’s been doing this kind of thing for the last 20 years.
I would suggest that anyone who needs help with drugs or alcohol contact the administrators of the fund immedidately for financial assistance. There’s going to be a lot of pressure put on them to spend money on the right thing.