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Heroin Addiction Pilot Program

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Due to a serious heroin problem in Allen County, the Ohio Supreme Court has included the county in an addiction treatment pilot program.

The drug court team will choose 13 individuals to participate in the program.

Those selected would need to have a period of sobriety, but still struggle with an addiction.

Treatment includes monthly injections of Vivitrol, a drug that keeps the body from wanting opiates, as well as counseling and other non-medicated treatment.

Judge Jeffrey Reed says he's never seen a drug problem like this before.

The five million dollar pilot program is a test to see if the treatment will work.

It begins in March and will end in June of 2015.

 

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