Research has proven that pairing criminal justice interventions with drug abuse treatment is extremely successful in reducing drug abuse and associated crime. People under social coercion often do better and stay in treatment for a longer period of time than people not under social coercion. The criminal justice intervention model is simply an alternative to incarceration. The concept is that people, who are not in danger of imprisonment, are given a chance to “get back” at their life by going through drug abuse treatment. This is a system based on the theory that people who need help the most are the ones who are most likely to take advantage of it. Those who choose not to participate may have learned from experience that it is more beneficial to break the habit, than to continue violating the law by continuing to be a drug abuser.
If you have friends or loved ones who have recently gone through detoxification, or if you are in recovery yourself, you may be wondering what a detoxification program entails. Detox is a process where the body is cleansed of all cellular waste, in addition to removing toxins. During this process, chemical and biological contaminants are removed so that the body can recover naturally. While most substances are removed, substances that are too dense to be removed are retained, which may make some substances resistant to treatment.
Once detox has been completed, your loved one can begin the road back to recovery. They will likely have to go through detoxification again at some point in the future, which is why it is important to find a treatment facility that can provide the assistance your loved one needs to stabilize them during this difficult period. Many programs offer relapse prevention programs, residential treatments as well as outpatient services so that your loved one can return to living their normal lives in a reasonable amount of time. Inpatient programs may be more expensive, but if there is no budget available for outpatient services, inpatient treatment may be able to help.