Atlantic County To Expand Opioid Treatment Program Behind Bars

Atlantic County is planning to expand its Medication Assistance Treatment program at the county jail with a new opioid treatment service facility to provide a full array of medical, counseling and related services for inmates.
The Atlantic County Justice Facility implemented the first MAT program in the state for county jail inmates to help address the opioid epidemic. Addicts at the jail are able to receive medications that help reduce drug withdrawal symptoms from a mobile “Recovery on Wheels” dispensing unit. According to the John Brooks Center, the designated treatment provider for the Atlantic County jail, nearly 80% of addicts released from jail are rearrested compared to just 45% of those who received treatment.