Sarah Murfree with the Prevention Coalition for Success said that illegal drug use is a large problem in Rutherford County, but another problem involves the stigma that comes with addiction.
Substance use disorder or drug addiction is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine are also considered drugs.
When trying to get clean or sober, obstacles preventing help are a major concern, according to Murfree…
A new program funded by The National Center for State Courts has placed the Rutherford County Courtroom in the spotlight as they participate in a new pilot program to fight substance abuse and keep families together...
The Family Preservation Initiative is a program that is aimed at ending the cycles of system involvement that often affect multiple generations and to catch problems before plunging a child or family into much larger crisis.
The program will work to help fight addiction, help find treatment and most of all - reduce trauma throughout the process while working to keep families together.
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