Over the years, the approach to the treatment of drug abuse in the United States has changed as a result of different factors. One of the factors that have led to the change in the approach to the substance abuse treatment was the moral code of conduct. Over the last forty years, there has been a shift from absolutist, religious inspired more code of conduct to individualist, relativist secular value (Caulkins, Reuter, Iguchi, & Chiesa, 2003). The overall effect is that this has shifted the approach to understanding and treatment of substanceabuse because this has affected the drug policy. For example, the change from an absolutist and religiously inspired moral code of conduct has helped the community to embrace and offer support to drug abusers. This was one of the most significant events because it changed the societal perception of drug abuse (McLellan,Carise,& Kleber, 2003). The society could now see drug abusers not as sinners, but people with a problem that require support from the society.