Now is not the time to be complacent. Accustomed to just two drinks a night, usually after work, with friends or during meals, you might not believe that you have an actual drinking problem. But the problem already begins should you have to drive home later in the evening. And at that stage, your minimum allowed alcohol levels could already have spiked. Outpatient and inpatient drug and alcohol treatment orlando programs may have already encountered its fair share of ‘drunk/driving’ incidents.
The stories could be pretty grim. And these are perhaps the lucky ones. What about those that did not make it this far. And what about those who were grievously or fatally wounded by their irresponsible actions. It happens this way. There are many who are not prepared to acknowledge that they have a serious problem with drugs and alcohol. Not even on the day that they actually go on to hurt someone. And not even on the day when the presiding judge, well, passes judgement. It is hardly a judgment when you think about it.
Because what is happening here is that the judge is giving the offender a second chance. He or she is not about to be punished in any which way. He or she does not need to serve time in a correctional facility. Apart from being punished, that hardly solves the problem. And whether a lesson is learned or not from such a stay is quite beside the point. Because when he or she leaves jail, he or she could very well still be addicted or dependent on drugs and/or alcohol. Call it then service to the community when a guilty offender is admitted for outpatient or inpatient drug and alcohol treatment.