‘This program saved my life.’ A woman stood before Crow Wing County commissioners Tuesday and told them she owed her life to the drug court program. Jailed several times, flunked out of school, with an overdose and 90 percent of her time sick from withdrawal and unable to keep a job, the woman said she had destroyed her family relationships and was facing loss of custody of her daughter. Now, as she approaches graduation from the program, she said she had turned her life around and was recently accepted for the St. Scholastica social work program. … David Hermerding, assistant county attorney and drug court team member, cited a letter in the May/June issue of Bench&Bar magazine from the American Bar Association’s chairman on its standing committee on substance abuse. The letter said by conservative estimates $3.36 is saved by the justice system for every $1 invested in drug court and as much as $12 is saved for each dollar in foster care, property loss and medical care.