11 overdoses in Tift County, judges say there’s a problem

| February 23, 2017

TIFTON – With 11 overdoses in a four week period, Tifton judges and counselors are now creating ways to get help and raise awareness on the rising number of addiction problems they see.

They are now warning others of what is becoming an epidemic for the county and showing others it could be people you don’t always expect. According to Tift County judges, the majority of crime cases they handle are committed by people who have drug or alcohol addiction problems.

To help lower these numbers, the Tift County Drug and DUI Court Program, a 12 month intensive outpatient treatment program for repeat criminal offenders.

 

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