Rural Jails Grapple With Opioid Epidemic’s ‘Revolving Door’
The Crime Report
September 14, 2018

To deal with the problem of the revolving local county jail door that sweeps addicts in as quickly as it shoves them out, physician Dr. Barry Bacon hatched a plan to offer people treatment while they’re locked up.  In the jail in Stevens County in northeastern Washington state, options for treatment were limited.

“Bacon’s efforts to use what’s known as medication-assisted treatment — where patients are prescribed one of three drugs approved by the FDA to treat opioid dependence — is part of a national conversation about how to address the opioid epidemic”

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