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Seven Inmates Graduate from Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Programs


In one week, seven inmates at the Lexington County Detention Center will graduate from counseling programs for alcohol and drug abuse and anger management at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 26. The seven inmates successfully completed the counseling programs while being housed at the detention facility.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a graduation ceremony for the seven inmates at a courtroom that is adjacent to the front entrance of the Detention Center at the Lexington County James R. Metts Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington.

Four inmates will graduate from Celebrate Recovery, which is an eight-week alcohol and drug abuse counseling program that First Baptist Church of Lexington administers at the Detention Center, Metts said. The sheriff said the following four inmates successfully completed Celebrate Recovery: Endira Torres, David Wise, Diedreich Jackson and Michael R. Smith.

The goal of Celebrate Recovery is to enhance the spiritual lives of inmates by showing inmates how they can use their faith to overcome personal problems and experience emotional growth in their lives, Metts said.

Two inmates will graduate from U-Turn for Christ, which is a four-week alcohol and drug abuse counseling program that Calvary Chapel Church in Lexington administers at the Detention Center, Metts said. The sheriff said the following two inmates successfully completed U-Turn for Christ: Diana Madriz and Kim Evans.

One inmate will graduate from a 12-week anger management program that First Baptist Church of Lexington administers at the Detention Center, Metts said. The sheriff said Robert Owens, Jr. successfully completed the anger management program, which is designed for inmates who abuse alcohol or drugs or who have mental-health issues. The goal of the program is to help inmates learn to control their thoughts and actions so that they can manage anger effectively and avoid taking violent actions or making threats to take violent actions.

Celebrate Recovery, U-Turn for Christ and the anger management program reflect the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County.



 


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