Adult Drug Courts provide an alternative to incarceration for non-violent criminals with substance abuse problems. Over 80% of those who are incarcerated will re-offend, and the jail becomes a revolving door for individuals whose lives are a vicious cycle of substance abuse and incarceration. Hope is lost, lives are wasted, and families are destroyed.
Drug Courts break this cycle by combining judicial supervision and substance abuse treatment for two years, or more if needed, to carefully guide the participants to new patterns of thinking and acting. Initially the emphasis is on substance abuse treatment and learning how to replace their criminal thinking and behavior patterns with more healthy alternatives. They are transitioned back into the community where they become productive members of society. They break their ties with unhealthy relationships and learn to build new, positive, and loving ties with friends and family members.