5 things local leaders are doing to battle heroin and opioid addiction

11:04 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Local

The battle against heroin and opioid addiction in Montgomery County includes a $3.5 million infusion to expand services using Montgomery County Human Services Levy funds.

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Those efforts include:

1. A new 10-day ambulatory withdrawal management program that serves more than 1,000 people annually through Samaritan Behavioral Health Inc.

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2. Expanding CrisisCare giving immediate entry to people who’ve overdosed on heroin or opioids and been revived using Narcan.

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3. Doubled the number of residential withdrawal management beds provided through Nova Behavioral Health, providing 12 beds and making the residential treatment available to more than 1,000 people annually.

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4. Recovery housing for 16 to 32 pregnant women annually in Montgomery County.

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5. Expanded access for treatment for Montgomery County Jail inmates with addiction and mental health issues.

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