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Josephine County Drug Court giving recovering addicts a second chance

The drug court has more than a 65% success rate

Posted: Oct 22, 2019 6:33 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The mugshots remind Priscilla Sanchez of someone she was once.
"I was addicted for almost 7 years."

She was living on the streets - staying wherever she possibly could.
"It’s every day you know you are waking up thinking I wish I didn't wake up"

A mother who in September of 2018 was sentenced to 40 days in jail.

"I think the biggest thing that was an eye opener for me was the fact that I was missing my youngest son’s birthday for the first time."

Then she get offered drug court and chance to finally get clean.
"I went to treatment December 12th of 2018 and I was there for 40 days."

Drug Court is a second chance for people that were once down to turn their life around.
"After graduation for everybody in general they've accumulated a job, they have their driver’s license back, they more than likely have healthy family and healthy relationships,"

For people like Priscilla, it’s a chance to see her kids grow up.
"I have an app on my phone that lets me know my clean time and they check it every day to remind me and they will come up and show me - look mommy you have this many days."

It’s a chance for her to be the mother that she knew she could be.

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