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8. Three ways drug court is different from every other rehab

1. When the substance abuser walks away from sobriety, drug treatment courts don't have to wait until the addict decides to return to treatment. Courts can mandate sobriety in ways that are not available in traditional rehab.

                    (a.) Probation monitors and reports signs of trouble to the treatment team.
                   (b) Drug treatment courts use the legal system (confinement when needed) to intervene quickly when an addict's behavior becomes adverse to recovery.
                   (c) Drug treatment courts promptly order the binging addict into inpatient treatment so as to prevent a binge from becoming a full-blown skid row relapse.

2. Drug treatment courts focus on high risk, hard core offenders rather than low-risk self-correcting offenders.

3. Drug treatment courts insist on long-term treatment for long enough for the brain to recover-at least one year.