When you have been arrested for a non-violent, drug-related crime you don’t necessarily have to go to jail. There is a chance you could go to a drug court after your arrest and qualify for an addiction treatment rehab instead of jail time. The goal of the drug courts is to help people in the criminal justice system who have been struggling with addiction. Joining in a recovery program will provide services in order to help with substance abuse and reduce the chances of a relapse.
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What Is Drug Court?
The difference between a regular court and a drug court is that it is a specialized program that helps juvenile offenders of drug and alcohol related charges, adult offenders and defendants, and parents at risk of losing custody of their child. The drug court offers assessments of each individuals needs and risks, incentives to help create positive and drug-free behaviors, supervision and drug-tests along with addiction treatment. There are many studies that show the effectiveness of drug court programs that prevent the continued use of drugs.
IN THE U.S, DRUG COURT PROGRAMS SHOWED THAT THEY DECREASED THE CHANCES OF FUTURE CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR FROM 50% DOWN TO 38% (FOR 3 YEARS AFTER PROGRAM COMPLETION).
INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS RELEASED FROM PRISON, MORE THAN 85% RESUME DRUG USE AND MORE THAN 60% COMMIT A
Drug Courts Success
Drug courts allow offenders who struggle with addiction to be part of a highly-structured environment that helps support them in completing the program. Reasons why drug court can make a big difference in helping offenders decrease their recurring offenses and substance abuse is because without supervision by a judge or criminal justice employee, most offenders will not attend treatment at all. This is what makes drug courts a vital part of a criminals recovery from substance abuse.
WITH THE HELP OF DRUG COURTS, FROM THE INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION AROUND 70% WOULD COMPLETE THE PROGRAM.
75% OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO COMPLETED THE PROGRAM AVOIDED RE-OFFENSES.
Get Help Today: Rehab Instead of Jail
Start the process today by learning more about detox. Contact the New Start Recovery team and ask about our work with alcohol and substance abuse. Hope and healing are possible—and the best way to embrace them is to get medically-supervised detox in one of our facilities.