8 Celebrate Drug Court Graduation


Some drug addicts are celebrating a major milestone in their journey towards sobriety.

Eight men struggling with addiction graduated from Winnebago County’s Adult Drug Court Program at the courthouse Wednesday.  All of them celebrated their sobriety and expressed appreciation for a program they say helped them turn their lives around.

“I had to learn how to live all over again without the use of any substance,” said Ruben Yanez.  “I enjoy having feelings.  I don’t have to numb them or run from them.”

This was the 40th Adult Drug Court Graduation ceremony since the program began.

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