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Posted on: June 3, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Lake County Opioid Initiative Launches Countywide Substance Abuse Treatment Access Program

Individuals who struggle with substance abuse will be able to get directed quickly to treatment through a pilot program launched by the Lake County Opioid Initiative called “A Way Out. The program will be offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at participating police departments across Lake County. Individuals who possess narcotics or paraphernalia, enter a participating police department and tell an officer they are requesting help will avoid criminal charges as long as the participant seeks assistance.

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