“How long has it been since you’ve used drugs or alcohol?” Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis asked the sandy-haired 20-something standing before her at the first session of drug treatment court.
Sixteen days, he responded.
Marijuana, he replied when she probed further for the substance he last used.
Then he took a deep, long breath and continued—and cocaine, heroin and alcohol.
“The court appreciates your honesty,” Lewis replied.