In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Lincoln County Recovery Court will hold a graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 23, at the First United Methodist Church.
The Honorable Judge N. Andy Myrick will deliver the keynote address. The event will recognize individuals whose lives have been transformed by the treatment and support provided by the program.
The ceremony will get underway at 2:30 p.m. on May 23, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Elk Avenue N, Fayetteville.
Treatment courts across the nation are holding special events to celebrate National Drug Court Month. Drug courts and other treatment courts are considered the most effective strategy for reducing addiction, crime and recidivism while saving taxpayer dollars.
With their friends and families in attendance, this graduation will honor individuals who have completed an intensive program of comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, close supervision and accountability. This will be the first graduation of the recently certified Lincoln County Recovery Court.
National Drug Court Month is coordinated by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). This year marks the 30th anniversary of treatment courts. In recognition, treatment courts throughout the nation are advocating to ensure continued federal and state funding for these effective, evidence-based programs. Our uplifting graduation is evidence of the tremendous impact the Lincoln County Recovery Court has had on our community and will send a powerful message that these programs are vital to the health and well-being of our state.
There are more than 3,000 treatment courts in the United States annually serving 150,000 people. Since 1989, treatment courts have served 1.5 million people and saved billions of tax dollars. Learn more at NADCP.org.