Dane County Jail is treating heroin, opioid addictions with Vivitrol. Here's what other Wisconsin counties can learn.

In Dane County, Wisconsin, the jail is trying a new opioid treatment program. Usually, people who are recently released from jail are at high risk for overdose if they’ve suffered from addiction. This program takes advantage of the forced detoxification of jail time and provides access to Vivitrol, an opioid-inhibiting drug. Over the last 5 years, over 200 people have been part of the program and almost half of them have successfully reached their treatment goals.

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