Science has shown 30-day treatment for addictions does not allow the brain to heal. Brain scans indicate healing of the brain needs at least 90-120 days of treatment.
After treatment, those in recovery need at least nine months or more to heal completely to make rational decisions concerning sobriety, life skills and self-governance.
After incarceration, former inmates face staggering challenges.
Labelled a Felon: Hundreds of services and opportunities are not available to anyone with a felony record.
Lack of Housing: Public assistance is not available for felons. Many housing companies will not rent to felons even after 10 to 20 years.
Access to Mental Health Care: Availability of mental health care is very limited while 50% of inmates suffer from mental health issues.
Difficult Family Relationships: Parent/child relations face separation and trust issues that need healing.
Affordable Health Care: Costs are prohibitive on low-wage employment.
Scarce Employment Options: Few employers are willing to hire felons regardless of the crime or the number of years that have passed since the crime was committed.
Lack of Sobriety Support: To stop the addiction cycle, assistance is needed to help address the issues that led to the drugs or alcohol addiction.
Impacts of Institutionalization: Decision making is taken away and the ability to make good choices is stifled greatly once a person is placed under the care of an institution.
ND Governor’s Reinvent Recovery: Sentencing for drug crimes and necessary Mental Health Facilities are solutions being sought by the State of North Dakota.
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