Most drug rehabilitation facilities have programs that run for 30 days. Some patients are so sick from their addiction that they need to stay longer. There are other patients that bolt sooner because they believe they can kick their habit without professional help.
The latest scenario appears to be the case for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (pictured).
Just one week after it was revealed Jones admitted himself into a drug rehab facility after testing positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, Jones’ mother, Camille, told 12 Action News in New York that her son’s stint in the rehab lasted just one night. However, Jones will continue to “get more educated on the subject.”
According to Jones’ mommy, who is the person Jones called to bail him out of jail after he was arrested in May 2012 for driving while intoxicated in New York after wrapping his $190,000 Bentley around a telephone pole, she was “glad” her 27-year-old son was busted because it will force him to immediately change his lifestyle.
“I’m glad that this happened to Jon, this stopped him in his tracks, this let him know that he may need to change some friends, you know, because everyone’s not for you for the best,” Camille stated. “So this is a good thing as far as our family is concerned, so we wasn’t upset. Me and my husband considered it a blessing from God that our child was able to be helped and know that he needed to stop and know that he needed the assistance to stop before it came to something worse.”
According to Jones’ mother, Jon was hanging out with some friends the day prior to December 4th’s random drug test. She believes, or at least Jon convinced her, that cocaine has not consumed his life.
“When he tested positive, my first question was, ‘Do you have a problem, a serious problem?’ And then he told me what happened. Jon is usually very honest with me, so he told me what happened. I was like, ‘Good for you. Good. You needed to be caught, it was just timing,'” Camille shared. “You know, it did not affect his game, it was not in his system during the fight, so he’s still a good athlete. So before something becomes serious of it, I was glad it was nipped in the butt.”
Jones dominated Daniel Cormier 10 days ago to retain his title at UFC 182. Because Jones was randomly tested by the Nevada Athletic Commission during an “out-of-competition” period – more than 12 hours before a fight when cocaine isn’t considered a banned substance – the commission can’t fine, suspend nor overturn Jones’ win to a no contest.
You would have thought Jones’ awakening would have occurred three years ago when he risked his life, the life of two females who weren’t his fiancée that were in his car and the hundreds of other innocent lives in the street when he got behind the wheel while intoxicated.
Camille said Jon will attend Sunday’s AFC Championship game in Foxborough to watch his brothers, Arthur (Indianapolis Colts) and Chandler (New England Patriots), battle for a spot in the Super Bowl.