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Capital Region police efforts highlighted at addiction recovery event

Capital Region police efforts highlighted at addiction recovery event, Times Union, Claire Hughes, October 2, 2017.

Excerpt: The city’s LEAD program enables police to avoid jailing so-called “frequent flyers” in the first place, and to divert them to services that could help them abstain from drugs. Through the 17-month program, police officers have the option of calling a case manager instead for people with substance abuse problems, explained Keith Brown, director of health and harm reduction at Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice, which shepherded the launch of Albany’s program. Continue>>

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