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August 21, 2018

At the Epicenter of the Crisis: The Role of Jails in Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

The ECSD plays a key role in the lives of many people who have been thrust into the criminal justice system because of a substance abuse problem. Sheriff Coppinger describes the success of the ECSD's 28-day detoxification program, which provides individual counseling sessions with experts and a treatment plan after clients are released that includes partnerships with both private and public spectrums. The detoxification program also employs recovery coaches during and after the program. The goal is to give clients a chance to succeed by providing them with a virtual toolbox of resources. Sheriff Coppinger also discusses occupational training and educational programs that have been successful at the ECSD.

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