Peeler doesn't order shots for anyone who doesn't want them. In his courtroom the same day as Fugate, a male drug defendant declined, saying he believed the shots were dangerous — there are potential risks including liver damage and suicidal depression — and he didn't want to go through the therapy and probation requirements of the sentencing deal that potentially allows drug defendants to avoid a conviction on their record.
But Sherry Moore believes the shots saved her.
Not long after completing a nine-month sentence for heroin possession, she began using again. She told her probation officer she didn't know what to do, that she had already been through treatments.