Residents of St. Louis and other cities in Missouri can hope in another chance to earn government support. The food stamp ban was originally part of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, and Missouri is one of ten states that still have it in place against 40 states who scrapped or relaxed it. The prospect of an end to the ban has already gathered steam in the state House. For one, Rep. Paul Wieland notes that the ban for drug felons was unfair when people convicted of other serious crimes were able to access the food stamps.
Whether or not the ban is ever repealed, victims of substance abuse will never lack for the aid of rehabilitation personnel like those from the Midwest Institute for Addiction (MIA). The objective of undergoing drug rehab through St. Louis, MO centers is to assist patients in reforming their ways after undergoing conviction and jail time.