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Newport News jail gets a partner for addiction treatment effort

By July 7, 2022No Comments

June 16, 2022 – A treatment program for Newport News jail inmates trying to recover from addiction has new help for follow-up community care, in partnership with the jail’s health care provider.

The jail last year launched a medication assisted treatment program, through which it offers inmates a shot of medicine that blocks the effect of drugs or alcohol, in combination with counseling. The program also offers help finding a job and place to live after participants leave the jail.

Now, Wellpath, which provides medical care to inmates, has opened a community care center in which former inmates can get follow up medication and counseling.

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