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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.

Click the image below for an interactive map of Tennessee's 82 Recovery Courts:


Recovery Court Case Study

In this series of videos, the judge, administrators, attorneys, and participants in the Coffee County Recovery Court share how the experience has changed their lives for the better.  This series also examines topics including relapse, accountability, and benefit to the community.

For more information:

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