The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.
Several of our past guests that are in recovery have been through the drug court program, which is a specialty court ran by the government. It is an alternative to going to jail, and it requires a lot of cooperation from the participants. Essentially, if you can show that you are trying to recover, you can stay out of jail.
On this episode, we are interviewing two people who help with drug court in Montgomery County: Angie Gregory and April Smith. This is part two of our previous conversation with these two ladies -- listen to the first part about the Jail Education Program with this link.
At the very least, drug court is important for us to cover because so many people use it. In this episode, April and Angie are going to walk us through how it works.
These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.
Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.
Jarrett Rose and Brad Epperson - The Role of the Court System
Jordan Shuler - The People Around You
Bill Helton - One Man's Story
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