STAR - Striving To Achieve Recovery

Sheriff Kincaid recently launched an addiction treatment and recovery program in the Adult Detention Center. STAR – Striving to Achieve Recovery, is a highly structured program led by peer recovery specialists with support from medical and behavioral health professionals.

Inmates with histories of drug involved arrests and chronic substance use live together in a housing unit that serves as a therapeutic community. The goal for participants is to begin recovery in the jail, create a sustainable plan for a sober future and reduce the chances of returning to jail after release.

“If we don’t address underlying trauma… if we don’t build confidence and restore hope… if we don’t develop plans for avoiding the same people places and things that led to their addiction in the first place, then a sustained recovery is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve.”

 – Sheriff Stacey Ann Kincaid