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How Mahoning Co. (OH) drug court faces addiction and helps turn lives around

Updated: Mar 26, 2023

‘There is such a better life out there’: How Mahoning’s drug court faces addiction and changes lives

The Mahoning County Common Pleas Drug Court gives drug offenders a chance to go through a holistic transformation — physical, mental, social and emotional — to recover from substance abuse.

Denise Raub, a 32-year-old Poland resident, was introduced to prescription drugs at about 16 years old, after having several dental procedures where she used Vicodin and Percocet.

Those drugs made her feel “comfortable in [her] own skin.” They also eventually led her to other hard substances, she said.


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