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Franklin County inmates to be offered anti-addiction drug Vivitrol on release

Wednesday, September 13, 2017  
Posted by: Lauren Husein
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"Starting Oct. 1, inmates released from the Franklin County jail can choose to be injected with Vivitrol, a drug that prevents opioid and alcohol relapses, the newest step taken by a task force to combat an epidemic of overdose deaths.

The goal is to give those who want to recover every tool possible. It’s hoped that those who take the Vivitrol shot will be better prepared to get housing and jobs because they aren’t using drugs..."

 

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