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Massachusetts Jail Offers Drug to Fight Addiction - 04 Sep 2014 - Sort by:
Massachusetts Jail Offers Drug to Fight Addiction - 04 Sep 2014
A pioneering addiction treatment program at the Barnstable County (Massachusetts) Correctional Facility offers an injection of the drug naltrexone, to people addicted to opioids from Vicodin to heroin.

The drug, made by Dublin, Ireland-based Alkermes Plc and sold under the brand name Vivitrol, blocks receptors in the brain, reducing cravings and barring users from getting high for about 25 days at a cost of nearly $1,000 a shot.

Corrections officials and drug addiction specialists say programs like Barnstable's could help in the fight against opioid addiction, which has been rising in the United...
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Gail Dufault, the Transitional Healthcare Coordinator at the Barnstable County House of Corrections, checks that a dose of Vivitrol is mixed properly before administering the drug to inmate Kenneth Saglibene at the prison in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts September 2, 2014. Barnstable is believed to be the first jail in the country to launch an intensive voluntary recovery program for opiate-addicted inmates with the use of Vivitrol, an injectable non-narcotic drug that blocks receptors in the brain and bars addicts from getting high off heroin and other opioids for about 25 days, at a cost of about $1,000 a shot. Picture taken September 2, 2014. To match Feature USA-HEROIN/PRISONS/ REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Inmate Kenneth Saglibene (R) mixes a dose of Vivitrol... more
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Inmate Kenneth Saglibene mixes a dose of Vivitrol for... more
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Inmate Kenneth Saglibene winces as he gets an injection... more
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