An ultimately happy conclusion
A DUI is a serious criminal offence and also a morally wrong behavior, and those people arrested for a DUI without having caused bodily harm to themselves or more importantly to innocent others, should consider themselves fortunate. Although not every DUI offender has a substance abuse problem, the commission of a DUI or multiple DUI's can often indicate that the compulsion to substance abuse has become strong and the consequences of that abuse harmful. Any DUI arrest should require that offenders take a personal inventory of their substance use behaviors, and for some, that introspection may lead to an acceptance of the need for drug treatment, and hopefully for lasting behavioral change and sobriety.
A DUI is not a good thing, but if a DUI without injuries induces drug treatment and recovery, then it may offer an ultimately very happy conclusion.
Page last updated Aug 05, 2010