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New treatment to be availble to Jefferson County inmates leaving jail
Posted by news on 4/27/2016 5:24:00 AM.
Help is coming to addicts who will be leaving the Jefferson County jail this summer.


Heroin-addicted people will be offered Vivitrol, a once-a-month injected drug designed to counter cravings and block the feeling of getting "high' if the person does attempt to use heroin. The medical company has agreed to cover the cost of the initial injection and Credo will monitor the addicts following their release.
 
To be eligible, the person has to be opiate-free for at least ten days and has to be willing to follow through with treatments -- after the initial dose, inmates would either require proper insurance or pay out of pocket to continue using the drug.
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