In Utah Drug Court People are Overcoming Addiction
Millions of people visit websites featuring victims of drug addiction, showing the dangers of substance abuse. But there are some drug addicts whose photos show a more positive picture. In Utah, many of those pictures are taken after an addict completes Drug Court, one of the biggest hurdles on the path to sobriety. Those “before” mugshots serve as a reminder of who they never want to be again.
Drug Court is a court-sponsored program in Utah that tries to reverse the downward spiral and celebrates former addicts’ sobriety. It was created in 1996 after prosecutors and judges saw a dramatic rise in drug-related arrests and convictions. They determined that unless substance abuse ends, fines and jail time are unlikely to prevent future criminal activity. A local judge believes that jail doesn’t rehabilitate people and that they need treatment. He knows treatment is cheaper that prison.
Most addicts who go through Drug Court credit the program with saving their lives.
On average, the judges say more than 70 percent of those who graduate from Drug Court stay clean and out of the criminal justice system
Recovery is a process that begins with honesty and confession, continues with rehabilitation, and down the road hopefully it turns into being healthy and sober. Seabrook is a drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center that offers individually inspired programs that provide the patient with the unique combination of therapies and treatments that suit their needs and personal history. All Seabrook programs are grounded in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The Seabrook Model® of treatment includes a multifaceted medical approach to alcohol and other drugs including opiate detoxification, gender-specific therapy with special emphasis on relapse prevention, and family intervention services. Seabrook has treatment centers in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) with an outpatient office in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook today at 1.800.761.7575 to find out ways for you to beat your addiction!