Meeting held to continue battle against drugs

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Community members gathered together to continue the battle against drugs.

An Out of the Dark Coalition meeting took place at Mid-South Health Systems in Jonesboro. Thursday's topic was what the state and Craighead County have been doing to stop the cycle of drug addiction in the criminal justice system.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Brenda Butler said the drug court program works to give people the tools to get clean and stay clean.

"I teach my clients that I counsel is that you're not bad people, you just made some bad choices and it's our job to help you make better choices and better decisions and to go further your life," said Butler.

She said clients must meet certain criteria to qualify for their program.

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