Judge Braig graduates another from Adult Recovery Court

Judge Kevin P. Braig and the Logan County Court of Common Pleas Adult Recovery Court (ARC) Team congratulate Crystal Stevens on her graduation from Adult Recovery Court (ARC).

“Crystal did a great job in the program,” Judge Braig said. “She did not have a single violation of the program’s rules. She graduated with honors. I could see her growing as a person right before my eyes every week. She was a model participant in the program. I am happy for her and proud of her for effort and accomplishment.”

The ARC treatment team works within the framework of the traditional Logan County Common Pleas Court.  The ARC’s mission is to achieve specific, rehabilitative objectives. The objectives of the ARC are to monitor treatment for substance abuse disorder of ARC participants, encourage and incentivize ARC participants to achieve rehabilitation and personal accountability, and decrease criminal activity and the need for incarceration.

The ARC provides its participants with the support of Judge Braig, Treatment Coordinator and Program Manager Annette Deao, Compliance Officers Jim Pleasant and Mandy Wilber, and treatment providers from TCN Behavioral Health Services, Community Health Wellness, the Justice Reinvestment Grant, Logan County Assistant Prosecutor Erin Rosen, local attorneys Natalie Bahan and Greg Harvey, and others.  The members of the ARC Team share the goals of (1) empowering ARC participants through treatment, accountability, and responsibility, (2) assisting ARC participants in achieving recovery from substance abuse disorder, and (3) helping ARC participants lead useful and productive lives.

In April of 2022, the Logan County Health District reported that Logan County ranks 87th out of 88 Ohio counties in drug overdose deaths. The ranking indicates Logan County had the second least overdose deaths in Ohio during the reporting period. The county’s ranking has fallen from 47th in Ohio to 87th over the past five years. (Link: Logan County Ranks Second to Best in State for Lowest Drug Overdose Deaths | Peak of Ohio).

“Logan County’s decline in overdose deaths is one indicator that the ARC Treatment Team is having a positive impact in Logan County in confronting acute substance abuse disorder,” Judge Braig said. “These graduations are signs that the ARC Treatment Team also is making an impact in confronting chronic substance abuse disorder and leading the way on the road to recovery.”