I was a little shocked to realize a DWI Recovery Court was even a thing! Alcohol abuse is a particularly acute problem in New Mexico USA. The extremely liberal judge of the court posits that throwing an addict into jail serves no rehab function.
Alcoholism is known to be an adaptive coping mechanism and incarceration can only add to the trauma that ultimately leads to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.
The judge proudly points out that only one out of the 282 DWI Recovery Court graduates had a relapse. One helluva good recidivism rate for drug recovery courts.
Congratulations to the Honorary Wall of graduates including Ahmed Mahad, Stanley Yazzie, Sara Duquette, Jerome Timlin, Raymond Sisneros, Cristerna Sanchez, Jamie Robinson, Anthony Avila, Dale Riley, Joseph Pacheco