Resources for Recovery Programs & Systems FAQs
I suspect that the methodology for measuring success was far too narrow. Focused entirely on crime, they missed a host of other gains from participation in treatment.
A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.
With the increased risk of overdose from fentanyl and other synthetics, the path to recovery may be even bumpier, in terms of repeat emergencies. The folks in the Business Office would rather avoid that.
An answer such as vigorous exercise or meditation or going to a meeting will never be as universally attractive to someone a few weeks sober as “well, here, why don’t you toke this?”