Police Officers Build Relationships with Opioid Addicts to Get Them Into Treatment

Ohio’s drug overdose death rate tops all other states in the country, with 1 in 9 heroin deaths across the U.S. occurring in Ohio, according to recent statistics. A sheriff’s department in the Toledo area is trying to change the approach to battling the epidemic by redirecting addicts into treatment, rather than jail. In the continuing Be Well series on opioids, ideastream’s Lecia Bushak explores this program.

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