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Opinion: Does Court-Ordered Drug Treatment Work?

court ordered drug treatmentIt has been a long held belief that addicts and alcoholics must want to get sober in order to get sober. Or that they can’t be forced into sobriety. I can definitely see why this belief exists because many addicts and alcoholics won’t get sober until they are ready and willing to do it for themselves. But this isn’t always the case. And often times addicts and alcoholics don’t know their drug use and drinking has put them on death’s front door until it is too late. That is why court-ordered drug treatment is available.

But does court ordered drug treatment work?

Often times, yes it does. Unfortunately getting exact numbers on how court ordered drug treatment fares in comparison to a regular treatment center is difficult. This is because even the numbers for people who choose to go to drug treatment are skewed by relapse and what the definition of success in sobriety even is. Often times relapse is part of the process and it takes an individual a few times through treatment before it sticks. Once it sticks though, does that mean that the individual wasn’t successful due to the relapses? Whatever the case may be it is probably smart to assume that while the numbers or success rate for court ordered drug treatment may not be as high it is still just almost just as effective as any other drug treatment program. And that’s because even the success rates of the best drug treatment centers aren’t very high.

The opinion

I believe that court ordered drug treatment serves an important purpose in the lives of many addicts and alcoholics, as well as their families. I myself was court ordered to a detox center and it worked for me. I took the next step into drug treatment afterwards. I think often times addicts and alcoholics don’t want drug treatment simply because they are comfortable getting high. I feel, if they got the chance though to see what sobriety could be like and that they didn’t have to do that anymore they might feel differently about using and drinking. Alcoholics and addicts don’t have the foresight, because of their disease, to realize how drug treatment could help them until after they have completed drug treatment. This was exactly my story. I did not want to go to detox, when I was in detox I was much more receptive once my head started to clear, and now after the fact I thank God often that I was involuntarily sent there because I probably would have never gotten help if I hadn’t been. All in all, addicts and alcoholics don’t have to want to get sober to stay sober. I am living proof of that. Sometimes addicts and alcoholics don’t know what they need and when they get it, they are glad they did.

Court ordered drug treatment can work. And the reason it doesn’t for some is because of many different factors not just that the addict and alcoholic doesn’t want it. For instance, a judge is setting the amount of time that an addict or alcoholic has to be in treatment and a judge is not a doctor. The judge may require much too short of mandatory stay than is necessary. If the addict or alcoholic stayed longer they might be more successful but often times after only a short period of time, in court ordered drug treatment or not, the addict or alcoholic thinks they are well again and they are not.

Either way court ordered drug treatment saves lives and while it may or may not have high rates of people staying sober for the rest of their lives, most treatment centers don’t.

If you or your loved one is in need of drug treatment please don’t hesitate to call us at toll-free: 1-800-951-6135

Court Ordered Drug Treatment Center

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Recently, more and more judges are handing out sentences that include court ordered drug treatment centers. Whether the individual is guilty of a DUI, public drunkenness or drug charges; the end result is becoming, more often thirty days in a court ordered drug treatment center. The hope with court ordered drug treatment centers are that the people sentenced there will learn important lessons about sobriety and hopefully break the addiction cycle in the process; regardless of whether or not they want to be there.

What is a court ordered drug treatment center?

Court ordered drug treatment center are programs that a judge forces an individual to attend. A judge can force an individual to attend a court ordered drug treatment center either as a part of or in place of jail time. Court ordered drug treatment centers are designed to help individuals get their life back on the right track and these sentences to a court ordered drug treatment center are most often handed out when a judge feels that the individual will not attend a drug treatment center on their own (without being ordered to by the court).

How can someone be successful at a court ordered drug treatment center?

The people who must go to a court ordered drug treatment center usually don’t want to go but they can get something out of it if they want to. If an individual enters into a court ordered drug treatment center they can first and foremost try to have a positive attitude. Just because someone is made by the courts to go to a drug treatment center doesn’t mean they should fight back against those who are trying to help them at the drug treatment center. A court ordered drug treatment center is a great opportunity and if individuals understand this fact they can get the most out of drug treatment.

Different types of court ordered drug treatment centers

There are many different types of court ordered drug treatment centers. Many times the judge who handed out the sentence will allow the individual to make their own choice about which court ordered drug treatment center they want to attend. There may be a list of approved court ordered drug treatment centers. Many individuals choose residential drug treatment because of the round the clock care and the amenities at the drug treatment center. Some individuals, however, will go with an outpatient drug treatment center so they can still be near friends and family at the end of the  day when drug treatment is complete.

How long are court ordered drug treatment centers?

A court ordered drug treatment center is just like any other alcohol or drug treatment center; court ordered drug treatment varies in length according to the facility and even what the judge may have sentenced. Some court ordered drug treatment centers will have programs that last a few weeks and others will have some that last months. There are some long term drug treatment centers that can last a year or longer.

If you or someone you love has been court ordered to a drug treatment center please give us a call at 800-951-6135.


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