‘MAT’ program under development for Jackson County Jail

MEDFORD, Ore.– A new approach to helping those suffering from addiction is currently under development in Jackson County. The county’s community justice department and the sheriff’s office are preparing to start a new medication-assisted treatment program.

The idea – to lower the number of crimes committed by chronic abusers and get these people the help they need. The program has been in the works for quite some time but plans are just starting to take shape.

Ultimately, the sheriff’s office says it wants to help people get the medication they need to put an end to their addiction.