Breaking The Cycle
of Addiction and
AGING BEHIND BARS
As many as 85% of those released from prison have a substance abuse problem and 13% of those released have emotional or mental disorders (diagnosed or undiagnosed) that require regular treatment. Counseling and substance abuse treatment is an inherent part of recovery.
While many agencies provide services in this area, there is still a severe shortage of human service support following incarceration. Current programs often have long waiting lists and may only provide short-term support.
The inability to find and participate in ongoing counseling and life skill support is a major contributor to high recidivism rates.
MENTALL ILL GET PRISON INSTEAD OF TREATMENT
Less Services, More Recidivism
The lack of available human service support increases the possibility that an individual will be looped into a cycle of recidivism and personal failure.
The ability to gain and maintain employment is greatly diminished based on their previous involvement in the criminal justice system.
The Faces Of Addiction