Hancock County to charge drug users in a new approach to stop the cycle of overdoses

2020-10-19T17:45:09+00:00February 19th, 2020|Drug Abuse, Rehab, WTHR|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – Hancock County is trying a new approach to tackling the opioid crisis. It involves charging people who overdose with a drug crime in the hopes of stopping the cycle of drug abuse, but critics worry it will criminalize addiction instead. Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche said the approach is

County reserves beds at facility: Officials aim to reduce recidivism, help drug addicts

2017-09-25T17:21:59+00:00August 26th, 2017|Daily Reporter, Rehab|

HANCOCK COUNTY — County officials will spend $18,000 to reserve beds for local offenders at a women’s recovery center in Indianapolis. Four beds at the Dove Recovery House — one of the area’s leading drug-treatment facilities, local officials say — will be set aside for the next year for female offenders from Hancock County who

Officials in Hancock County say program to help inmates break heroin addiction shows promise

2017-09-25T16:18:04+00:00June 1st, 2017|CBS 4, Rehab|

GREENFIELD, Ind.- Hancock County says a program to get inmates off heroin is making headway. Late last year, they started offering inmates Vivitrol—a drug used to keep opioid addicts from craving the narcotic. Now county officials say the results are promising when it comes to keeping people off drugs and out of jail. Officials are

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