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California Lawmaker Wants To Reward Meth Addicts With Cash, Gift Cards If They Stay Clean

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State Senator Scott Wiener is proposing that Medi-Cal help pay for programs that give meth addicts cash rewards, like gift cards, for staying clean.

One local harm reduction program has been using that exact method for helping get people off meth for nearly a decade.

Meth addiction is becoming an increasingly visible problem in San Francisco.

Since 2008, meth overdoses have shot up 500% and often those out of their minds on the drugs end up in the Emergency Room.

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