A county court program that helps drug addicts kick the habit will hold its annual reunion of graduates Thursday in Ventura.
Adult Drug Court, a drug-addiction education and monitoring program run by Ventura County Superior Court, has enrolled about 400 participants in its five years and has graduated almost half, court officials said.
In order to graduate from the yearlong program, participants must pass periodic drug tests, attend meetings and search for a job, said Robert Sherman, deputy executive officer of the Superior Court.
"You have to stick that year out," he said. "A lot of people just can't do it. . . . It's a big commitment."