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      Inmates graduate from substance abuse and spiritual counseling programs

      Inmates graduate from substance abuse and spiritual counseling programs

      COLUMBIA (WACH)??Seven inmates at the Lexington County Detention Center will graduate from counseling programs for alcohol and drug abuse and anger management next week.

      Four inmates will graduate from Celebrate Recovery, which is an eight-week alcohol and drug abuse counseling program that First Baptist Church of Lexington administers at the Detention Center.

      The goal of Celebrate Recovery is to enhance the spiritual lives of inmates by showing inmates how they can use their faith to overcome personal problems and experience emotional growth in their lives, says Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts.

      Two inmates will graduate from U-Turn for Christ, which is a four-week alcohol and drug abuse counseling program that Calvary Chapel Church Lexington administers at the Detention Center.

      One inmate will graduate from a 12-week anger management program that First Baptist Church of Lexington administers at the Detention Center. The goal of the program is to help inmates learn to control their thoughts and actions so that they can mange anger effectively and avoid taking violent or making threats to take violent actions.