The need for drugs and alcohol–or for money to buy them–can drive addicts to robbery, domestic violence, and other crimes. Many people consider jail time the best way to keep them from committing more crimes. But a court program that’s used throughout Colorado, including Front Range cities such as Colorado Springs and Boulder, is proving more successful than imprisonment at rehabilitating addicts and reducing repeat offenses. It’s a program that focuses on addiction recovery. From Boulder, KRCC’s Shelley Schlender reports.

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