People who are arrested for drug possession or who are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) are often immediately frowned upon as “criminals”. And while the acts that they may have committed may very well have been criminal acts, there is a larger, underlying issue at hand. This issue revolves around the fact that these are often people who are addicted to alcohol or who are drug addicts. Many criminal attorneys who are faced with cases in which they have to defend these types of people are now seeking out alternatives to jail time so that these people can get the help that they need for their drug and alcohol addictions.
If you think about it, what is going to stop someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol from continuing on a path of destruction after they get arrested? It is no secret that the vast majority of illicit drug trafficking tends to be associated with the commission of violent crimes. It is simple: stop the drug use and stop the crime. Many criminal attorneys are living proof that drug and alcohol rehabilitation works as some of them were once battling substance abuse before turning their lives around. This is where Benchmark Recovery Center comes in.
There is a reason why the Benchmark Recovery Center has become more popular over the years. At Benchmark Recovery Center, we believe that each of our residents can live a life that is sober and drug free. And part of what makes us so confident in this fact is that drug and alcohol rehab is enhanced and supported by a quality drug and alcohol recovery program.
Know Your Rights When it Comes to Drug and Alcohol Rehab
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination in many areas of life against qualified “individuals with disabilities” or those with current alcohol problems and past drug use by way of:
- The American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- The Fair Housing Act (FHA) and
- The Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
- May not deny a job to or fire a person because he or she is in treatment or in recovery from a substance use disorder, unless the person’s disorder would prevent safe and competent job performance.
- Must provide “reasonable accommodations,” when needed, to enable those with a disability to perform their job duties.
- Must keep confidential any medical-related information they discover about a job applicant or employee, including information about a past or present substance use disorder.
For many residents who are just coming out of drug or alcohol treatment, going back home right away is bad news because it means putting themselves right back in old surroundings that they were familiar with when they were struggling with their drug or alcohol addiction. The Benchmark Recovery Center program allows residents the flexibility for strengthening their foundations upon which to build the rest of their lives. If you don’t have a solid foundation, you will have nowhere to go. From 12-step programs and learning valuable life skills to being accountable and learning about responsibility, Benchmark Recovery Center is dedicated to helping its residents turn their lives around. Contact us today at 866.877.6080.