If you are a Connecticut resident grappling with an addiction to methamphetamine and you are also facing drug-related criminal charges, you may have concerns about the penalties you may face, and whether you will ever be able to put your addiction behind you. A meth addiction can prove incredibly difficult to break, but one particular program is helping meth addicts get clean and stay clean far longer than others. Joseph J. Colarusso, Attorney at Law, recognizes that drug courts have proven, positive effects when it comes to combatting meth addiction, and he has helped many drug offenders facing criminal charges enter programs that address the root of the problem: the addiction itself.
Per the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, meth addicts who participate in drug court are 50 percent less likely to continue to abuse meth than those who participate in outpatient treatment alone. Similarly, addicts who participate in drug court abstain from meth use far longer than addicts in outpatient treatment programs, with some of them doubling, tripling and even quadrupling the amount of time they stay clean compared to those in outpatient programs.
Drug courts also essentially force accountability when compared with other drug treatment programs by requiring that participants make periodic appearances before a judge and undergo regular drug testing. Forcing addicts to stay accountable appears to work, too, because attendance rates in drug courts among meth users are 40 percent higher than attendance rates for meth addicts in other types of treatment programs.
Whether drug court may be an option for you depends on several details, among them your existing criminal history and the specifics of your criminal charge. If a meth addiction is ruining your life, however, drug court may be just what you need to get on the road to recovery. Find out more about drug charges on our webpage.