Man Credits Blount County Recovery Court for Saving His Life

A Blount County man credits the county’s innovative recovery court program for saving his life, according to an article in the Citizen Tribune. Daniel McQueen said that he was using from $400 – $500 of heroin a day, stealing credit cards, cars, or anything else of value to feed his habit. A judge at the Blount County Recovery Court sentenced McQueen to complete the court’s strictly regimented addiction treatment program, offered as an alternative to incarceration and he has been sober since. The program has been successful in Blount County, which plans to build a new “transition center,” to house hundreds more entering recovery through the criminal justice system. Recovery Court Judge Tammy Harrington said that she has seen hardened, long-term offenders complete the program and achieve sobriety.

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