Help on the Horizon for Broome Jail Addicts
Broome County Jail inmates who are recovering from drug addiction and about to be released back into the community may be getting some medical help in successfully beating their problem.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office and United Health Services are looking for inmate volunteers to be injected with prescription Vivitrol, which blocks opioids from producing a high.
Officials say there are some serious possible complications and risks associated with the treatment. Patients will be issued a medical alert tag or bracelet to tell medical and emergency officials that they are on the drug.
The first treatments may begin in December. Inmates at the Broome County Jail are currently undergoing screenings.