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Persuasive Essay On Rehab

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During my day with Athens APA (adult parole authority) I was talking with the officer and he told me he had 120 people he was in charge of supervising. The majority of these people were on post release control so they had just gotten out of prison but he also had people who had court ordered supervision without jail time. He could not provide a number on how many people he thought were under supervision for drug related offenses but he said it was the vast majority of the individuals he supervised. He had gotten into the field because he had been a cop and saw and put people put in jail but he wanted to help them once they got out and try to make a difference in their lives. Over time he came to the realization people are just going to do what they want, no matter how hard you try to help them. He said most of the people he supervised would relapse back into drugs and when I asked him what the point was. He replied with, “you just got to try, not everyone wants saving but if you can help just a few then it was worth it,” that really resonated with me as I wish to become a cop and want to try and make a difference in this world and as dismal as it may seem, it gives me hope there are still good people out there willing to help no matter how little it may seem. Through my research and experiences, it seems in my own personal opinion that rehab is a more effective tool at helping people get rid of their abuse and drugs problems when they actually try and make an effort but in
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