MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF)- More than a dozen Madison County drug offenders are moving forward after a special ceremony for completing the county's drug court.
A ceremony for those graduates was at the Madison County Courthouse.
All graduates are non-violent offenders.
They had to complete three phases of the program, which lasts a total of 32 weeks.
During each phase, the participants had to undergo random drug testing and be required to seek treatment for their addiction.
"This program is designed to assist individuals that have been pulled out and determined that they may be someone that can be helped, and if they can be, you can go through the program. That is difficult because it means one: getting off the drug, two: realizing what caused you to use it, and three: learn how to deal with those factors," said Madison County District Judge Claude Hundley.