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Drug courts may help users avoid jail, break addiction cycles

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2020 | drug offenses | 0 comments

Facing a drug charge in Texas? You are not alone. A significant percentage of those currently incarcerated in Texas are where they are because of drug convictions, but this may not necessarily have to be your fate. At the Law Office of E.G. Morris, we understand that many people with drug convictions find that, by enrolling in drug court, they are able to avoid time behind bars. We have helped many people in your shoes pursue solutions that reflect their needs.

According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, completing a drug or treatment court may do more for you than potentially keep you out of jail. It may also help you overcome your substance abuse disorder once and for all, helping pave the way for a successful, rewarding future. Whether you should be able to move forward with drug court is going to depend on a number of different circumstances. However, if you do gain entry into a treatment court, it may give you a strong chance of staying in it long enough to get better.

Nationally, about 60% of all adults who enroll in drug court complete it, which is a significantly higher completion rate than probation, for example. Furthermore, if your substance abuse disorder is one that is preventing you from seeing your children, successfully completing a drug or treatment court may be an important step in regaining the right to see or care for them.

While gaining entry into a treatment court may help you avoid serving time or falling back into bad habits, it may also save your community substantial money. In fact, communities see returns of up to $27 for every $1 invested in treatment courts. Find out more about drug charges on our webpage.

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