Carol L. Roddy, State Drug Court Coordinator said, "The programs truly are a success.
says that because addiction is a chronic illness, like diabetes or heart disease, locking these individuals up is not going to solve the problem, it is simply costing taxpayers huge amounts yearly.
said the drug court programs are very structured and must be adhered to by the accused person in order to complete the program and avoid a prison term and possibly a felony charge on their criminal record.
In addition to the obvious benefits of the program over traditional incarceration, Roddy
said the courts help participants obtain their GED, help them get their driver's license back as well as provide ongoing drug treatment options in the form of both group and community therapy.