Outpatient Drug Rehab Chicago
- Parent Category: Metro
- Category: Chicago Drug Rehab
Chicago has a criminal population like most states and of those that go through the justice system 5.4 million are in need of drug treatment. The majority of these offenders are in the community with prior experiences in jail or prison. Since drug treatment is an underutilized tool in an effort to control crime it’s no wonder offender’s cycle through the system over and over again. With only 10 percent of offenders able to access treatment services on any given day while incarcerated the numbers clearly will show that not enough is being done to help rehabilitate drug abusers so that they can become productive members of society. Narconon Arrowhead has been delivering drug education lectures to children and families across the nation since 2000 in an attempt to help educate them about the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse.
Many offenders that go through the system are drug abusers and they need help to overcome their addictions. Addiction to drugs and alcohol inhibits a person’s ability to make rational decisions. Most offenders are uneducated, half of the offenders never completed high school or received a GED and have been using since they were in their teens. Teens that start using drugs and alcohol are twice as likely to have sexually transmitted diseases and are unlikely to receive health care due to the high cost of treatment. According to the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health person’s on parole or probation are four times more likely to have substance abuse disorders and mental health disorders than the general population.
There are many types of treatment outpatient being one of them but, as researchers often assert treatment should be no less than 90 days. When it comes to the chronic behavior of offenders, they need longer durations of care with varying intensity and types of services to help them fully recover from all the aspects of their addictions. The best treatment options are those that offer 6-9 month long inpatient programs where the addicts can completely recover physically, mentally and spiritually. Programs that help detoxify the body of drug toxins are the most successful because once the body is freed from all drug residues the addict no longer experiences cravings. Remember finding the treatment option that best suits your needs and that offers a natural solution to drug addiction will be most beneficial to ensuring a complete recover.