As a parent of a child who has been charged with the possession of drugs, you are likely worried about your child's future, as well as any consequences he or she may face later. While drug offenses have traditionally had serious legal consequences in Texas criminal courts, research has shown a definitive link between drug offenses and addiction. Therefore, serious efforts are being made to tackle drug addition head-on through alternative sentencing programs that include rehabilitation. This concept has proven to be effective in reducing recidivism in many other states.
Texas has suffered from rising meth addiction rates for many years. This drug can be highly addictive, and it becomes even more addictive the longer someone takes it and the more they take of it. Once a high dependence level has been established, to stop using the drug becomes a difficult task because of the withdrawal symptoms experienced by users.