The high is a great one as you partake in another methamphetamine binge with a group of so-called friends. The rush rapidly gets to you, and, almost as quickly, fades, resulting in your desire to have more of this addictive drug. But the side effects linger. Among them are limited appetite and the inability to get regular sleep as your waking hours now last almost the entire day.
This is what meth does to you. Whether it is peer pressure or an attempt to escape from your so-called humdrum life at work and home, you have dug yourself into a hole from which there is only a small chance to escape. Your addiction not only provides you with potentially lifelong health consequences, but also one step from tragedy if you get behind the wheel of a car. And possession and distribution of meth can land you in jail for a long time.
Rehab and other efforts
The money you have earned through work does not last long, namely because it is used to support your addictive meth habit. Your arrest on drugs charges abruptly puts an end to this, but now you face legal issues. Incarceration, probation, fines and community service likely await you. But you understand that the best thing for you is to get these charges dismissed or reduced.
What can you do to better your chances? What can you do to get your life back on track? There is no definitive answer. However, the following steps may serve as a start, leading to a new beginning, while working in your favor in front of a judge:
- Enrollment in a drug rehabilitation program: As an addict, you understand that you have a problem and need guidance to overcome it. Whether you volunteer or a court orders you to do so, this is a good idea that may lead to recovery. Fully commit to this as you work with counselors. Ultimately, the court will recognize your effort in changing and improving your life.
- Invest in community involvement and volunteer activities: Like you, other people need guidance, and they, too, may be drug addicts. Committing to improving the lives of others will have a strong effect on you. By helping others, you can help yourself. At the same time, a judge may see you in a more favorable light.
You want to say goodbye to self-destruction and drug addiction. You also want to avoid any type of criminal penalties stemming from a meth-related arrest. It will not be easy, but you can accomplish this one day at a time.