Simply put, a life of drug addiction can be a living nightmare. Perhaps you have known someone or several people who have suffered from this problem and have repeatedly tried to quit, only to fall back into that darkness of relapse. Now, with all of that laid out on the table, imagine the terror many innocent people face when they are thrown in prison and forced to undergo withdrawal without the aid of doctors, nurses, and therapists. As part of a recent project called “Hooked in Wisconsin,” though, researchers are attempting to shed light on the grim reality faced by heroin addicts as they attempt to recover from their dreadful problems. So, what can we expect from this program in the Badger State? Let’s take a closer look and find out some more information.
The Journey of Drug Addicts in Prison
In one aspect of the USA-Today Wisconsin interview series, one reporter recounts the time she spent talking to female inmates who took part in the same, seemingly never-ending cycle of moving in and out of jail cells, using countless dangerous drugs, and consuming these substances to hide their emotional pain. According to the report, many of these female prisoners considered jail to be a blessing, as it was the only way they could find freedom and peace from their drug addiction. Unfortunately, the quasi-withdrawal during prison time does not suffice as a form of rehabilitation, as the challenges of the real world will come crashing down once these women are free.
Lack of Temptation
As indicated prior, being behind bars does (in a tragic twist of irony) have its perks. Behind bars, these female inmates can easily maintain their sobriety (adding new meaning to the phrase “out of sight, out of mind.” Still, one question remains: can these women stay clean once they are released? Are factors like family, friends, and work enough to keep them on the right track? Like any addicts, these women will have to face the ultimate challenge of rebuilding their minds and bodies, but, in their unique spin, they will have to work even harder to repair their reputations.
Seeking Treatment for Heroin Addiction
Opioids are extremely potent and dangerous drugs that have a high risk for abuse and addiction, so imagine the difficulties addicts have to face when thy are also behind bars. Besides undergoing and dangerous and sometimes painful withdrawal without the supervision of doctors, these people also have to determine how they will rebuild their reputations after returning to the real world. Overall, addiction reaches new, dangerous heights when the criminal justice system is involved.
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