Atlantic County is planning to expand a program to better provide medical, counseling and related services to inmates at the county jail. The expansion of the Medication Assistance Treatment program will expand with a new opioid treatment service facility to help address the opiod epidemic. Inmates who are currently addicted to opiods will be able to receive medications to help reduce symptoms related to the drug withdrawal.
Atlantic County renovated the jail to include the facility and has applied for state funding for supporting other related services.
Source: Atlantic County Government