WV Officials to Open at Least 1 More In-Jail Drug Treatment Program

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HOLDEN, W.Va. (AP) – State officials plan to open at least one more inpatient treatment program in a regional jail.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the newest residential substance abuse treatment unit will be for women at the Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan County. Officials hope to begin by July 1.

A similar unit was launched at the jail on April 11. It serves inmates who’ve been sentenced to the Division of Corrections, which already operates residential substance abuse treatment units at nine of West Virginia’s prisons. Twenty-eight men are enrolled in the program.

Officials say the program follows a “therapeutic community” model, and assists inmates with substance abuse addictions on their journey of recovery and rehabilitation as they prepare to return to life outside the correctional setting.