The usage of drugs, which includes illicit chemicals like cocaine, heroin, and designer drugs like ecstasy and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), as well as controlled substances like painkillers and hallucinogens, is on the rise in today's society. During the pandemic, when the rest of the globe was engaged in a war, some individuals were engaged in daily battles with addiction. Unfortunately, the lack of support prevented these people from winning the fight. The most vulnerable group, those incarcerated in various institutions around the globe are most susceptible to drug and alcohol addiction. Additionally, the majority of inmates have a history of substance abuse.
The main aim of the article is to discuss the role of alcohol and drug specialists in the criminal justice system, the challenges they face in carrying out their duties, the enormous task of helping prisoners get back on their feet, the necessity of these professionals, and steps that can be taken to make the system better.