Can I use prescription medication?

As a general rule, Mental Health Court participants are expected to be drug free, including the unauthorized use of prescription medication.

If your doctor prescribes medication, you must bring in the prescription to your probation officer as well as the drug testing facility. You will then sign a release so that your probation officer can verify the prescription. While in Mental Health Court, you must use one doctor or one dentist and one pharmacy. We also require that you notify the medical professional of your addiction and that you request non-narcotic pain medications when a prescription is being recommended. For further questions, contact Mental Health Court at 208-446-1219.

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1. What if I have a serious medical condition?
2. Can I use prescription medication?
3. What happens once I am in the program?
4. What if I want to travel outside of Kootenai County?
5. What sanctions are given?
6. How do drug screens work?
7. What if I relapse?
8. What are grounds for termination from Mental Health Court?
9. What if I know that another Mental Health Court client is breaking the program rules?
10. What are my conditions of probation in Mental Health Court?