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Support for Addicts in Local Communities

Discussion in 'Other Recovery Support Groups' started by darkrebelchild, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. darkrebelchild

    darkrebelchild Community Champion

    Some months ago, some minor robbery was going on in my local area back home. The robbery was mainly petty cash and food items. Soon enough, a youth group caught the robbers and we discovered they were a group of young boys who were constantly high on drugs; they got into robbery to buy more drugs and feed.

    My local community does not have a support group or a rehab center; so the boys were sent to jail and are still in jail with no help or support. Should jails and prisons have facilities to help addicts as well?
  2. remnant

    remnant Community Champion

    Yes, jails should have facilities to support addicts. As you have illustrated, some get into crime in order to support their addiction. They suffer withdrawal symptoms and this is one of the factors that fuels smuggling of narcotics into prisons. Such inmates are unlikely to be reformed. Most jails only have a section for dysfunctional drug addicts for onward transit to mental institutions.
  3. LoveEcho

    LoveEcho Community Champion

    Most will have some kind of support. But, for a lot of people sitting and drying out in jail is the best thing for them. Most addicts just need to dry out.