More people in Kanawha County are on the road to recovery after five graduated from the adult drug court program on Thursday evening.
The court was established in 2009. The goal is to turn those who might have become repeat offenders into productive citizens.
Officials said it is more cost-effective and humane than incarceration for those who have committed non-violent crimes and are low risk to the community.
There are currently 13 adult drug courts which serve 30 counties, and 13 juvenile drug courts serving 15 counties.