Nonprofit, Clark County Jail to take on opioid addiction

Tue, July 30, 2019 2:55 PM | Marsha Grant (Administrator)

Jail would be state’s first to have certified treatment program

By Jerzy Shedlock, Columbian Breaking News Reporter

Published: July 25, 2019, 6:51 PM

Columbia River Mental Health Services announced Thursday it will be working toward a partnership with the Clark County Jail to provide treatment for opioid addiction in the correctional facility.

If the plan comes to fruition, the jail would be the first in Washington with a certified opioid treatment program, according to officials who spoke at the re-entry provider meeting at the Public Service Center in Vancouver. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain medications. Read More here

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