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Recovery/Drug Court Programs in TN

Get Into Recovery, Stay Out of Jail

In Tennessee offenders with a substance abuse issue may have the option of avoiding jail time if they enroll in a Recovery Court. In Tennessee, those facing non-violent criminal charges may have the opportunity to enter substance abuse treatment in lieu of jail time.

Recovery Courts are special courts willing to handle cases involving substance-abusing offenders through comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services and immediate sanctions and incentives. The expectations of those willing to participate are intensive, as the road to recovery is not easy. Individuals who complete all the parameters of the Recovery Court graduate with their sobriety and a new lease on life.

For a listing of Recovery Court Programs in Tennessee contact:

Ellen Abbott
Director of Criminal Justice Services
Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Phone: (615) 253-7837
Email:  Ellen.L.Abbott@tn.gov