Media is invited to attend all All Rise America! National Relay for Recovery events and speak with national experts, riders, court staff and Drug Court graduates.
Each stop during All Rise America! will present incredible stories of recovery and transformation brought to bear by the most successful criminal justice reform of our lifetime.
Flagstaff, AZ – May 2, 2012
Adam M. is an addiction expert, presenter, and marketer best known for assisting families find quality drug and alcohol treatment, and advocating for efficiency of Drug Courts.
Adam is the marketing director for some of the nation’s leading addiction treatment providers. Adam has implemented new ways for addicts and families to find quality substance abuse treatment. He opened a treatment center in 2010.
In May of 2007, Adam graduated the Coconino County DUI/Drug Court program. By age 16, Adam was addicted to cocaine and dealing drugs. While on juvenile probation for a DUI, he began using pharmaceuticals so that he could still use while on probation. By 17, he was using methamphetamine and opiates intravenously. At 18 he nearly lost his arm due to the use of dirty needles. Adam became addicted to heroin before he was 18. To support his addiction to opiates, Adam began to burglarize pharmacies. It was for this offense that he entered the Coconino County DUI/Drug Court program. Adam’s initial approach of “Fake it till you make it” did not last long. Adam began using while in the program and earned seven sanctions, which is one less than mandatory termination. Adam was given the opportunity for residential treatment, after which he became engaged in the program and successfully completed all of the requirements for graduation.
As a graduate of the DUI/Drug Court, he has presented at many national conferences through the American Probation, Parole Association and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He and his former probation officer have been giving presentations on the importance of rapport and how it can greatly influence the success of clients. Adam was the recipient of the Advocate of the Year award in 2011 presented by Arizona Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Dickson, TN – May 12, 2012
Jonathan W. struggled with drug addiction most of his life and then struggled through his early years of recovery until gaining focus in Drug Court. It took a long time but Jonathan has been persistent. He will now graduate from the 23rd District Drug Court along with his fiancé, Jessica. The couple gave birth to a drug-free baby six months ago.
Doug B. fought drug addiction since a teen and spent much of his early years in local jails. Eventually, he faced serious federal charges. Doug was accepted into Drug Court over 10 years ago where he beat his addition. He now serves as 23rd District DUI Court Coordinator.
Chad M. was a hard-core meth addict who at one time produced $8,000 worth of meth per day and consumed much of it himself. He attended Drug Court and has now been clean for 7-8 years and currently serves as 23rd District DUI Case Manager.
Jimmy C. struggled with drug addiction most of his life, in part due to addiction in his family (his cousin is Doug B). Jimmy has been drug-free for three years and will be graduating from the 23rd District Drug Court.