SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new California bill would pay meth addicts for staying sober.

State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 888 on Tuesday in response to the increase in meth usage and overdose deaths in California.

The bill would expand treatment options that qualify for Medi-Cal to include programs that use vouchers or cash to motivate meth users to stay sober.

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Meth use has spiked all over California and in San Francisco, where use is up 500 percent since 2008.

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project enlisted a similar program, giving LGBTQ men who used meth gift cards for staying sober. According to the foundation, the program proved to be highly effective leading to 63% of participants quitting completely and 19% reducing their use over one year.

In a press release, Senator Wiener said the bill “intends to make these programs accessible on a wider scale by authorizing them to be reimbursable by Medi-Cal.”