Medication-assisted addiction treatment offered to inmates

The Ellsworth American

August 21st 2019

In recent years, county jails and state prisons have faced a growing problem: cells that are increasingly filled with inmates suffering from drug addiction and withdrawal.

Starting in July, the Maine Department of Corrections, along with addiction treatment company Groups Recover Together, began providing medication-assisted treatment in three state prisons as part of a year-long pilot program that administrators hope to bring to the Legislature next year and hold up as a model for the future.

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Gillian Jabes