BANGOR — The Maine drug court in Bangor is closing its doors.

Penobscot County deputy district Attorney Michael Roberts says people who are already in the program will continue to participate but no new defendants are being admitted.

The Bangor Daily News says Maine’s five other drug court programs will continue, as will the year-old Family Drug Court in Bangor. The other drug courts for adults serve Cumberland, York, Hancock, Androscoggin and Washington counties.

The money that went to the Penobscot County program, which had the highest failure rate in the state, will be shifted to what is known as the mental health court in Kennebec County, which has been shown to be more effective.

Drug courts help people with substance abuse problems find treatment.