If you or someone you know in Texas has struggled with a drug addiction, you know all too well just how challenging and heart wrenching this problem can be. All around the country, more and more people are starting to realize that addiction is a problem that needs to be addressed in new ways. Those ways may not always involve putting people in jail or prison after a drug-related arrest.
In Texas and many other areas of the country, opioid addiction is becoming an increasingly difficult problem. This category of medication includes both legal and illegal drugs and those who become addicted face possible legal reprisals as well as health problems and issues within their families. Medline Plus offers the following information on opioids and their impact.
If you reside in Texas and are currently facing a drug-related charge, you may have justifiable concerns about the possible repercussions you may face, if convicted. Fines, time behind bars and community service are just a few of the many possible consequences you may face for a drug conviction, but rarely do these penalties address what is often the root of the problem itself: your drug addiction.
No state deals with those convicted of drug offenses more harshly than Texas. And no law enforcement agency has more manpower, firepower and funding resources than the federal government.