The Troup County DUI-Drug Court (TCDDC) program is a multi-disciplinary approach that combines treatment for substance-use disorders with community supervision through the JCS Probation office, the Sherriff’s Department, the Coweta Circuit Solicitor’s office, and a presiding Judge. Other important components include legal defense representatives and Court Services, through which the overall program is managed including abstinence verification (drug & alcohol screening).
The treatment aspects of this program are provided by licensed and/or certified professionals and include, but are not limited to several evidenced-based interventions, such as Prime Solutions, Matrix Model of Addiction Recovery, Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement. In addition, participants are provided medical evaluation and follow-up for co-occurring disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, etc.) through the local community service board. The program is designed to be completed in 12 months and utilizes a graduated reduction of intervention across the one-year period. Participants in this program have been charged and/or convicted of a misdemeanor (e.g., 1st or 2nd DUI, Habitual Violator DUI – first offender, possession of marijuana under an ounce, etc.). More information regarding the requirements of the program can be found in the Handbook on the TCDDCwebsite.