Connecticut Court Ordered Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers

Nearly one-quarter of Connecticut residents report binge drinking on a regular basis. Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol can cause an individual to participate in activities they would otherwise avoid, such as committing a drug-related crime. Fortunately, Connecticut offers a variety of court-ordered treatment programs to keep individuals out of jail and get them the help they need to live a life of sobriety.

In Connecticut, roughly 62 percent of residents drink alcohol and roughly 25 percent binge drink, reports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The problem with binge drinking or excessive alcohol consumption is the risk of inappropriate and even illegal behaviors. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that 38 percent of first time arrests relate to alcohol abuse and 18 percent relate to illicit drug abuse.

Roughly 52 percent of two or more arrests relate to alcohol consumption and 36 percent relate to illicit drug abuse. Since substance abuse relates to a large percentage of criminal activity, court systems may order individuals to seek treatment for an addiction after they are arrested.

Basics Of Court-Ordered Treatment

As the name implies, court-mandated treatment refers to any program that works with the criminal justice system to help individuals recover from an addiction. When a judge orders an addiction treatment program, individuals seek treatment in a facility that is acceptable to the court. In some cases, a judge will specify a specific local treatment program. In other situations, any program that works with the court is appropriate.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that legal pressure actually improves the recovery rate because it improves attendance and retention. Individuals attend the treatment program and stick with the treatment program due to the potential legal consequences of avoiding treatment. As a result, they have a recovery rate that is similar to or better than a voluntary program.

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Benefits Of Court-Ordered Treatment

Going through court mandated treatment provides benefits to the individual and their loved ones. Depending on personal goals, the best plan for recovery will vary; however, following a treatment program and complying with the standards of the program does offer key benefits.

The primary advantages of court-mandated treatment include:

  • Better relationships with loved ones due to family therapy
  • Healthy and strong support systems
  • Better physical and emotional health
  • Identifying and treating the cause of substance abuse or addiction
  • Treating co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression or bi-polar disorder
  • Improving diet and nutrition
  • Improving exercise habits
  • Changing behavior and thought processes with cognitive behavioral therapy

Addiction treatment provides a chance to start over and rebuild relationships with loved ones. It also gives an individual the chance to identify the reasons he or she is abusing a substance and then focus on treating the underlying cause of addiction so that it is possible to avoid a relapse.

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Court mandated programs offer a chance to start over and build a healthy lifestyle. By working with a treatment facility that is recommended or required by the court, individuals reduce the risk of further legal consequences and obtain their recovery goals.

Cities In Connecticut With Court-Ordered Rehabs

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