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DWI Recovery Court Seeks To Address Root Causes Of Addiction

May 19, 2017 – Drunk driving deaths have been a concern for many years in New Mexico. Could drug courts help address the root causes of addiction for individuals while also helping increase public safety? This week we take a closer look at how the DWI Recovery Court works in Albuquerque. Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down this week with Judge Edward Benavidez and Daniel Blackwood, executive director of The Evolution Group. We also visit the court and meet a parole officer and current participant who says that program saved his life and has allowed him to work on maintaining sobriety while also continuing to run his local business.

Further Reading:
KUNM: Treatment vs. Incarceration In New Mexico
National Center for DWI Courts