25-year-old Kayla Dempsey from Youngstown, Ohio was so desperate to get clean after a long addiction to heroin that she requested a jail sentence in an attempt to rid her system of the drugs. When she pleaded guilty to possession of a drug instrument recently, she requested a 30-day jail sentence from Judge Elizabeth Kolby, specifically so she could get clean.

In a news interview, she told the reporter that she first became addicted to heroin when she was 18 years old. She got clean early on and remained sober for five years, but relapsed after being prescribed pain killers and running out.

The woman, who has a 3-year-old son, is desperate to get her life back and said her heroin addiction is such a problem that being sent to jail is her only option. She also admitted that her struggle will begin when she’s released.