Even under the best conditions and circumstances, starting over after spending time in jail can be difficult. Many people on parole may have difficulties finding employment due to a lack of education, skills, or criminal history. Others may have mental and/or physical health problems that interfere with their ability to reintegrate into society after being in prison. And many individuals who get out of prison are also struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, with little to no recovery support. (more…)
Going to drug rehab isn’t always a voluntary choice for those who enroll. In some cases, individuals may be ordered to enroll in a drug rehab program by a judge as a result of a criminal conviction. It’s called court-ordered drug rehab, and there are serious consequences for those who choose to violate a court-ordered rehab sentence. (more…)
If you or a loved one is convicted of a drug-related crime, he or she may face a number of different legal consequences. Drugs, alcohol, and crime are all closely related in America, and there are several different ways a person may become entangled in the legal system due to drug-related offenses.1 Examples may include: (more…)
In some instances, a person who is arrested for a crime they committed while under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be eligible for court-ordered rehab. When a judge rules with this type of sentence, the person charged with the crime is required to enroll in a mandatory drug and alcohol rehab program. (more…)
Jail and prison overcrowding are a major problem in the U.S. today. Our country accounts for five percent of the world’s population, but we house 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, according to the ACLU of Texas1.
Largely driven by the “war on drugs” in the 1980s and the “tough on crime” policies of the 1990s, America’s prisons are overflowing with nonviolent offenders. Fueled by the privatization of prisons and the huge profits gained from filling them to the brim, prison populations include the mentally ill, the elderly, the drug addicted and children charged as adults. (more…)