This account tries to explain what is a drug court, at least as it exists in Loudoun County.
Of the burden on the participants, it quotes one official as saying:
"They are held accountable daily. . . . They have daily requirements that they must fulfill. They see their probation officers twice a week, they attend substance abuse sessions three times a week, they come to court once a week and they are expected to work everyday. It's not easy. To be honest, I don't think it would be easy for anyone."