Md. sheriff's office gets grant for new jail-based treatment, reentry program
The medication-assisted treatment helps to lessen the effects of withdrawal for people coming off opiate addictions
By Mikayla Newton
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office recently received grant funding for a new jail-based medication-assisted treatment and reentry program.
Major Craig Rowe of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the money would be to assist them so the county doesn’t have to pay for the full amount of that Medicaid-assisted treatment.
“It is a more nicer way of having people treated in terms of having… (to quit) cold turkey because the effects of withdrawal are severe, and they can’t be, and we’ve seen that in the past,” Rowe said.