1966 CE
The Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act is passed

The Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act (NARA) allowed addicts who were charged with the violation of federal laws to opt for treatment, although they first had to submit to an initial exam to determine if they had the potential to be rehabilited through treatment. If so, the charges were suspended while the addict underwent treatment; if improvement was shown within 3 years, the charges may be dropped.

Source: Friedman, S. B. et al. (1982). Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act. Contemporary Drug Problems.

Regions: USA (United States of America)