drug abuse prison inmates http://apr.org en Houston County Launches New Drug Court http://apr.org/post/houston-county-launches-new-drug-court <P>Authorities say they hope a new drug court in Houston County will help defendants stay clear of narcotics -- and crime.</P> <DIV> <P>District Court Judge Lori Ingram says the recently launched drug court is designed to treat addicted individuals and give them the tools they need to change their lives. The drug court's purpose is to keep people clean so they won't commit crimes.</P> <P>The Dothan Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/11CEHYx) that 80 percent of criminal offenders abuse alcohol or other drugs. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:14:29 +0000 The Associated Press 27310 at http://apr.org Houston County Launches New Drug Court