If you use drugs, what started out as fun may have turned into a nightmare. Your drug addiction is neither shameful nor uncommon, though. In fact, according to estimates from the United Nations, upwards of 35 million people globally have drug use disorders.
Even though you are in good company, you do not want your drug dependency to ruin your life. If you are facing criminal charges for possessing a controlled substance, your addiction may be on the verge of doing just that. Going to rehab may help you in more ways than one.
Getting your addiction under control
Addiction rarely gets better on its own.
While it may technically be possible to white knuckle your way through giving up drugs, quitting is exceedingly difficult. This is especially true because drugs chemically change the way your brain functions.
By going to rehab, you take advantage of the knowledge and skills of professional counselors. Put simply, you may not be able to kick your drug habit without some help.
Demonstrating your seriousness
Judges in Wisconsin tend to appreciate it when defendants take criminal charges seriously.
If you attend a rehabilitation program, a judge may decide to go easy on you. Indeed, you may be eligible for a diversion program in drug court.
On the other hand, failing to attend rehab may signal your unwillingness to improve your life. This could cause a judge to be harsher on you at trial or during sentencing.
Ultimately, because you have the rest of your life in front of you, choosing to go to rehab helps you build the foundation for a brighter and healthier future.