While going to a top rated rehab facility like Discovery Institute is one of the best ways to help people go through detox and rehabilitation programs on a path to sober living in New Jersey. However, many people with drug abuse problems don’t ever even get the option to go through a rehab program, especially when their addictions get especially bad – they often just end up in jail.

As experienced by Jason Wasylenko, going to jail also means being forced into what is basically a drug detox program, but without the help of a helpful staff and facility that is especially well suited to dealing with substance addiction.


Jason Wasylenko gave the prison employee his sizes and was handed a pair of jeans and a chambray shirt.

The 32-year-old gathered his belongings — some art made by other inmates, sports posters, a TV and stereo, books and knickknacks — and left his cell of the last three years.

He went to medical, then the business office. He filled out paperwork and verified his identity so the guards at the State Correctional Institution in Rockview, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, knew they were releasing the right person. He’d been through it all several times before.

Still, he was anxious.

Jason was accustomed to life behind the wall. He knew what to expect. And he knew what to expect after he was released, too — both good and bad. Click Here to Continue Reading

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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