Thanks to $150,000 in state funding, the Mesa County Jail will begin forming their plan to help inmates suffering from opioid addiction. Mesa County Jail is planning to partner with the Grand Junction Treatment Center, to help continue treatment before, during and after incarceration.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, opioid treatment usually comes in the form of three different drugs. All three being some form of opioid such as, methadone or buprenorphine.
A Colorado state bill to address substance use disorders asks jails that receive funding, to have a policy in place by January 1st, 2020.