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Former Miss Russia Charged with Drug Possession, Forging Prescriptions

Things aren’t going so well for the former Miss Russia,Anna Malova: she recently found herself back in jail after being dismissed from a rehab for assaulting another patient in the program.

Malova was crowned Miss Russia back in 1998 and later moved to the United States. However, in 2010, Malova was faced 44 charges ranging from theft to forgery and illegal purchase and possession of illicit substances. She pled not guilty to all charges but was arrested again this spring and ultimately ended up incarcerated.

Bad Decisions = Criminal Charges

It seems that the alleged charges may be a result of a long standing issue with drugs and alcohol. Her attempt at a year-long drug and alcohol addiction treatment program were court-mandated and her inability to stay in the program due to an altercation with another patient s well as breaking a few other rules. Her initial 44 charges were pending based on her ability to complete the program. Unfortunately, her expulsion meant that she was not cleared of those charges. When she stands in front of the judge, she could be looking at up to seven years in prison – or she could be offered the chance to go back to rehab.

Second Chances

There are a number of reasons why a court-mandated drug rehab may not end happily for the patient and expulsion is one of them. People get thrown out for bringing drugs into the facility, for relapsing, for leaving the program, and for breaking other rules – like in the case of Miss Russia who reportedly assaulted another patient, read someone’s diary, and stole food from the refrigerator. Other than the assault, some of these rules may seem unimportant but they all help the patient build toward a life structured by respect for rules, respect for others, and a respect for self.

In some cases, the courts may offer second chances and, those who are lucky, will find that the rehabilitation center, too, is open to offering the patient a chance to return to the program. There may be a period where demonstrating commitment is required and certain limitations may be imposed, but if the ultimate result is sobriety – and avoiding incarceration – it’s well worth it.

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