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3 warren and fountain counties judges are finding success with a court issued rehabilitation program for drug addicts.the two county courts adopted the program five years ago.now more than half of its graduates are on a drug free path.news 18's micah upshaw tells us why. 3< micah: it's a program called bi-county accountability court, or what judges refer to as "a last chance for defendants"stephanie: for a defendant who maybe has a history of not being successful, has had multiple cases that are drug related they may not all be drug charges but somehow substance abuse driven.micah: fountain county judge stephanie campbell runs this program with warren county judge hunter reece.together they've seen the hardship small counties can face fighting the drug epidemic.stephanie: rural counties really suffer because we don't have the services available to us that bigger urban counties have. the treatment programs and the daily contact that people can have that are really struggling with addiction. micah: judge campbell calls it an intensive service.it requires at least two drug screenings and multiple substance abuse therapy sessions a week, community service and building relationships with family. stephanie: our goals is integrate them to the community being a prosperous person in the community and not living a life of being ashamed of their past but accepting their past and moving on and being productive. micah: so far it's been successful with more than half the program's graduates on a path on not re-commiting their drug crimess.stephanie: the average state or program success rate is under 50% and our success rate so far is 55 to 60%. that's not a lot above it but if that one additional person that's successful is your family member then that's a great thing.micah: in fountain county, micah upshaw news 18. > 3