Most of the time, there’s an extended period in which the drinker is engaged in something called ‘comparing out’. That's when they're focused on what isn't wrong with their drinking, and ignoring or minimizing what is.
We've known for several decades that regular exercise, even the mild sort, helps lessen symptoms of depression. It comes as no surprise that it may also help with CPS and the mood problems that accompany it.
If 70% or more of a jail population has been identified as having a drug or alcohol problem – that does happen – then what you’re really operating is a treatment center that happens to have bars on the windows and guards at the entrance.