Sheriff: Support program receives new funds

Lane County Sheriff Cliff Harrold said his office was awarded a three-year Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Site-based Program (COSSAP) grant to fund the Lane County Jail Substance Abuse and Transition Program.

The program provides substance-abuse counseling, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and recovery support to adults at the Lane County Jail. 

In a 2016-17 national aurvey on drug use and health, Oregon ranked first nationwide in illicit drug use. And Lane County continues to have a high number of drug-related deaths. 

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