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Drug Court

Drug (treatment) 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. 

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AllRise - formerly National Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Treatment Court Resource Center (NTCRC)
Adult Treatment Court Best Practices I-VI
Adult Treatment Court Best Practices VII-X

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