You’re Invited to a Drug Court Celebration

Press release from the Humboldt County Probation Department:

Probation badge Humboldt County, CaliforniaThe Adult Drug Court Program invites the public to celebrate the completion of its program by eight participants. The graduation will take place July 29 at 2:30pm at the Jury Selection room on the ground floor of the Humboldt County Courthouse. Members of our community will share stories of our local heroes who were successful in changing their lives, fighting for sobriety through setbacks and personal challenges.

The Humboldt County Probation Department is proud to celebrate over 500 participants successfully completing the program since its inception in 1997. All graduates were addicted to methamphetamine, heroin, alcohol, or a combination thereof, and found themselves entangled in the criminal justice system. Drug Court offers all participants the opportunity to change their lives.

Drug Court is an 18-month program with intensive supervision, frequent drug and alcohol testing and supportive interventions and therapy. Many who enter the program do not succeed. Many reject the offer while in jail because they have heard how difficult it is.

All of the recent graduates completed a residential treatment program, transitioned into the community with job requirements, as well as personal goals of reunifying with family who, for the most part, believed their loved ones would end up dead. Six graduates are employed fulltime and all are making restitution payments to the county and their victims. Many have obtained their California driver’s license. All have goals and dreams for the future.

Statistics show that 75 percent of Drug Court graduates will never return to the criminal system. What statistics do not reflect is the effect their transformation has on their family, their children, friends and their community. They inspire all those around them to believe in the ability we have as human beings to overcome horrible abuse, pain and suffering and face our demons without the coping mechanism of intoxicating substances.

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10 comments

  • ANYBODY WHO STEPS UP AND BEATS DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION IS A HERO….IT TAKES A LOT OF GUTS…..WAY TO GO!!!!!!

    • my son is finished aug. 10th! he just got a job too! very good program but you have to work for it!

  • I did with no rehab no n/a meeting just cold turkey .I just said that’s it ,and that is all .But I had the one thing that got me threw it ,was the love and support of my mother. At my lowest point she never gave up on me .I’ll be clean off meth on December 2 for 16 yrs .I just decided for me that was it ,so tired of going to jail almost went to prison that was my next step .I don’t no the answer to every one addictions ,but it worked for me . I thank GOD everyday I wake up to a new day without crank .to this day I can’t believe I ever dI’d that shit .it almost took my life ,but now I have everything I could ever want .or need .I’m so blessed .I hope that this message help a struggling addict .there is always hope.

  • Hey kym how do I put a picture for my avitar?

  • Your right kym it is not easy .thank u for the info.

  • I really like how Humboldt county makes such a big deal about drug court graduation. Years ago a friend of mine graduated from drug court and got a plaque with a photo of him and the judge together. Really cool. Unfortunately he was part of the 25% that return to the criminal system.

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