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Fourteen Inmates Complete Substance Abuse Programs


The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a graduation ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 for 14 inmates who successfully completed alcohol and drug abuse counseling programs while they were housed at the Lexington County Detention Center. The ceremony will be conducted 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.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said six inmates will graduate from Celebrate Recovery Inside, which is an eight-week alcohol and drug abuse program that First Baptist Church of Lexington administers at the Detention Center. The goal of the program 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 the following six inmates successfully completed Celebrate Recovery Inside: Ciara Bladen, Christy Gable, Renee Hagerman, Stefanie Head, Brandi Joiner and Jeffrey Smith.

A total of four 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 four inmates successfully completed U-Turn for Christ: Barry Millwood, Earnest Lake, Anthony Hopkins and David Riley.

A total of four inmates will graduate from an eight-week alcohol and drug treatment program that LRADAC/The Behavioral Health Center of the Midlands administers at the Detention Center, Metts said.

During the LRADAC program, a clinical addictions counselor met for one hour once per week with the four inmates, Metts said. The alcohol and drug treatment program is designed to help inmates confront and conquer addictive, compulsive behaviors that could lead them to commit additional crimes after they are released from the Detention Center. Metts said the following four inmates successfully completed the alcohol and drug treatment program: Michael Lovell, Andrea Phillips, Thomas Seehof and Rodney Williamson.

The alcohol and drug abuse counseling programs that are offered to Detention Center inmates reflect the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County, Metts said.



 


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