When Addiction Leads to Prison

Sitting in a courtroom, waiting for the verdict is too late to be asking yourself the question Am I ready for prison? At this point in your life, if you have not had to ask yourself if you’re cut out for prison, you still have the chance to make changes to avoid putting on the stripes. Unfortunately, a life controlled by a chemical addiction to drugs and alcohol can lead to poor decision making which leads to incriminating behavioral choices.

Take this time to reflect and ask yourself these questions: Have I ever driven under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Have I ever taken things that don’t belong to me? Have I ever sold drugs? Have I ever woken up and not remembered what I did the night before? Have I ever become violent under the influence? If you can sit down and answer these questions truthfully, how many times have you done any of these things that could land you in prison? Many of us get away with the things we do while we’re drinking and using, sometimes for years, until we don’t. All it takes is one mistake, and life is forever changed.

Ten percent of the general population have the disease of addiction. Ninety percent of the prison population are addicted to drugs or alcohol.

As you reflect, ask yourself, are you ready for prison if your risk-taking behaviors lead you there? You can avoid the many different circumstances of imprisoned life today, by jumping off the merry-go-round of addiction at the next stop. Jails, institutions, and death is where we can end up as addicts and alcoholics if we do not take the necessary action to rehabilitate ourselves and our lifestyles. It may sound extreme, but if you’re an addict or alcoholic, on any given day, you a arm’s length away from a life sentence. Keep this in mind the next time you think about reaching for a drink or your drug of choice.

All of our choices have consequences. Prison sentencing is a very real consequence of making choices which include breaking the law. Your life of addiction can change. You can change it today.

We can show you a new way to live and enjoy your life, without the threat of prison ever hanging over your head. Give us a call at The Lakehouse Recovery Center. We are available toll-free at (877) SOBER | (877) 762-3707. Change your path, choose recovery, and call today.


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