CAN SPENDING TIME IN JAIL SAVE YOU LIFE?
- December 19, 2018
Sometimes, for the most hardcore drug addicts or alcoholics, the only way you can get through to them is tough love in the highest form. Ultimately, these men and women are suffering from a terrible mental illness and require some intense intervention (at times) to help them overcome temptation and cravings. When you think about tough love, however, what typically comes to your mind? Perhaps you immediately think about an intervention, where close family members and friends force a person to go into rehab. Maybe you are considering a parent institutionalizing their teen at a residential care facility to get the clean. However, did you ever think about prison? Just ask one mother from Springfield, Ohio, who believes that jail actually saved her life. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating story and find out the facts.
Pulling the Wool over Your Eyes
For over nine years, a Springfield resident named Jennifer pulled the wool over her eyes (and those around her) by ignoring the simple fact that her addiction to opioids was not an illness but a lifestyle choice. At the age of 18, she received pain medication for injuries sustained during a car accident, and the rest is history. From there, she quickly descended into the illegal market by purchasing pills and (in a darker twist) heroin.
Since then, Jennifer strongly believed she did not have a problem, as she was supported by a comfy home, a substantial income (due to her job at a hospital), and a controlled schedule for payments. Overall, she was a hardworking American just like the rest of us. Like many drug addicts, though, she refused to believe she had a problem until it was too late.
The Wrong Side of the Tracks
Fueled by her desperation to get her drugs, Jennifer started cheating people for money and, after losing her hospital job, she started began work as a thief and a prostitute. Ultimately, drugs became the focus of her life. Ultimately, she claims that her time in jail was the reason she was able to turn her life around, a promising notion given the severity of the Opioid Crisis in the State of Ohio.
Always remember that drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.