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Female Inmates at Risk for Drug Relapse

Women currently incarcerated in the U.S. prison system that do not seek drug treatment help upon being released are ten times more likely to experience substance abuse problems within a year, leading them back to jail. The latest study of female prisoners in the United States shows that a third of them that should be, are not participating in drug abuse treatment. Many are jailed on drug charges currently and will return because of drug abuse.

The need for drug treatment after incarceration is great. Women need to know that they do not have to return to drugs or alcohol after prison; they have a choice. Making aftercare readily available will help these women to have a better lifestyle for years to come. Jail is not a good alternative to drug abuse counseling. Yes, they’ll detox while in jail, miserably. As soon as they are released, they’ll go back to substance abuse because that is the life they know.

Problems that arise with the ex-inmates are having the money to get proper treatment, having daycare for children and transportation. Many U.S. drug prevention organizations are doing their best to reach out to prevent relapsing.

Drug abuse is very serious. Whether the person says they only use substances recreationally or if they’re already facing serious legal trouble, they need drug abuse treatment immediately. If you or a loved one needs help with substance abuse, Vista Taos Renewal Center in New Mexico can help. Get started today and contact a counselor who can tell you more about the clinic. Don’t want until you’re facing jail time to start getting treatment for your drug abuse issues.

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