Two judges who have been leaders in the struggle to rescue lives and communities affected by substance abuse were among the honorees at the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals' 14th Annual Recovery Court Conference, held recently in Murfreesboro.
Every 25 minutes a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal and 8.7 million children nationwide have a parent who suffers from a substance use disorder according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Derek Faulkner has a facility in Christiana with 9 beds. Renewed Life serves the men enrolled in their one-year, residential discipleship training center.
How involved would you become in order to see others succeed? That is a question that Murfreesboro resident David Criswell likely asked himself before giving a home to non-profit Murfreesboro Cold Patrol...
Addiction is a major driving force behind disorderly conduct and crime in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told WGNS the breakdown for those who are jailed due to drugs or addiction in our community...
He was born blind in his left eye, he suffered a major car wreck while a teenager, his mother and father left him when he was a kid and he was addicted to cocaine... but is now clean and working to change the course of his life.
One of the big issues that the Juvenile Courts in Rutherford County face is treatment for teens addicted to drugs or alcohol.
It is time to change the conversation in Tennessee. It is time to recognize addiction for what it is: a chronic disease, not a moral failing.
Bruce Stanley has had 8 DUI's and has faced the courts numerous times. But, his life has changed for the good and now he helps others who are battling addiction.
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