Jail Doesn’t Stop Addiction

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Jail Doesn’t Stop Addiction

Recovering addicts and those who have lost loved ones to heroin say Carroll County is doomed unless sweeping changes in behaviors and cultures occur. Carroll County jail used to have a doctor attend to sick inmates three days a week. Now he employs a nurse five days a week because too many inmates are “dope sick.” The jail is so overcrowded he’s moving inmates to other counties. The county’s EMS department makes constant runs on heroin overdoses. The sheriff says more arrests are helping reduce the amount of the drug on the streets, but that Carrollton’s geographic proximity to Cincinnati and Louisville give users easy access to the drug.

Addicts contend more arrests doesn’t treat the problem for what it is — a disease. They argue that jailing more individuals will simply fuel the drug culture – by allowing addicts to learn new tricks and make more connections while behind bars.

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