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May is National Drug Court Month

Every May communities from all over the country come together to celebrate the success of Drug Court Programs. It is a time to celebrate the success of each participant in active recovery and honor the staff that works tirelessly to ensure the participants’ success in the program.

What are Drug Courts?

Drug Courts were designed for criminal defendants and offenders that committed drug and alcohol-related crimes. The sole purpose is to help the participants recover from substance abuse disorder. Drug Courts can be an alternative to incarceration and also provides counseling, rehabilitation, and treatment methods that help participants on their road to recovery.

Drug Courts have become an effective solution to substance abuse-related crimes. The programs are designed to hold the participant accountable for their recovery. They are required to maintain sobriety and work towards a healthy lifestyle.

What are the Types of Drug Courts?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are several different types of drug courts and in each state, the programs look a little different. However, the most common ones are as follows:

Drug Courts

Specialized court docket programs that help criminal defendants and offenders, juvenile offenders, and parents with pending child welfare cases who have alcohol and other drug dependency problems.

Adult Drug Courts and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Dependence

This guide highlights the use of MAT for opioid dependence in drug courts. It reviews effective medications and provides strategies to increase the use of MAT in drug court programs.

Family Treatment Drug Courts

FTDCs, alternatively known as dependency drug courts or family drug courts, use a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to serve families who require substance use disorder treatment and who are involved with the child welfare system.

Share Information about Drug Courts on Social Media

You can help us raise awareness of all that Drug Courts can do to aid in Recovery by sharing information on social media. We are working hard to fight against stigmas in recovery, and speaking more openly about all the avenues to reach sobriety is one way to do so.

Read More about Drug Courts and the Role they Play in Recovery

Jackson County Drug Court Celebrates Success

Jackson County Drug Court celebrates the success of its participants who, through hard work and dedication, succeeded in graduating from the program. Each year Drug Courts work to help individuals hold themselves accountable so they can achieve their sobriety goals.

Menal Health and Recovery Courts

They don’t teach “Mental Health 101” in public schools, and it has impacts well into adulthood and beyond. Read about the link between mental health and substance use disorders and how Recovery or Drug Courts help break the cycle.

National Recovery Month Stories of Success

Read stories of success and hear from Recovery professionals at Family Life Center on how they have worked to help others find a better way to live their lives without the shackles of addiction weighing their families down.