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Drug Forfeiture Money Used To Battle Addiction

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

They help thousands of kids beat the odds when fighting drug addiction and Wednesday, the Palmer Drug Abuse Program itself received some much needed help.

Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin handed over a $2,500 check, compliments of drug forfeiture fund monies.  Those are funds acquired by law enforcement during drug busts and other crimes.

As the recipient of drug forfeiture monies, PDAP will use the funds to provide support and counseling to substance abusers.  Counselors at the facility say the money couldn't come at a better time.

"Last week we had 22 individuals come in and 12 of them are clean right now.  So over 50% of our group has over a month clean," says PDAP Counselor Jacob Hammond.

"This is the disease of addiction.  And it's not prejudice or anything.  The rich, the poor, the famous the young the old.  It doesn't matter," says recovering addict, Jerrie.

Last year PDAP helped more than 2,000 teens and young adults kick alcohol and the use of illegal drugs.

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