Drug court is for people with substance abuse disorders. With oversight from the court, a person with a substance abuse disorder can complete a drug treatment program and work on lifestyle changes, often in lieu of going to jail.
The first drug court launched in 1989 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It found supervised, structured treatment produced better results than incarceration, and participants are less likely to relapse.
Drug courts in Kansas
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Drug Court Institute