May is National Drug Court Month and is coordinated by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). This year's theme for the month is "Drug Courts: A Proven Budget Solution." There are 2,500 Drug Courts across the country. The courts take a different approach for prosecuting people for crimes like drug possession or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If a person charged with the DUI or drug crime has an underlying addiction, the special court tries to address that underlying problem rather than simply sentencing the defendant to jail.