One Woman's Journey Through Addiction Recovery Through Drug Court

Feb 13, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, The Legislature Today host Andrea Lannom speaks with Delegate Mick Bates, of Raleigh County. He's minority vice chairman of the House Finance Committee. Bates talks about a potential teachers’ strike and the debate at the statehouse over teacher pay and PEIA issues.

Also on today's show, 8 years ago, Chelsea Carter was facing up to 20 years in federal prison for burglary and conspiracy charges. Instead, her judge sent her to drug court where she was able to get treatment. She has since completed a master’s degree in counseling and earlier this month, petitioned the Boone County court to expunge her record, a request that was granted. Carter tells her own story of addiction and how drug court, “saved her life” as she puts it.