The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Everett Police Department both have created teams to bring help to homeless drug addicts and mentally ill. Say homeless and that bring up the thought of drugs and crime. An article from The Herald about the Cyborg Bandit portrays the problem of how an addiction can lead to crime very well (http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20160225/NEWS01/160229481. According to The Herald the Cyborg Bandit, a prolific bank robber, became addicted to OxyContin and then turned to heroin.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office recently posted on its Facebook page about a homeless man that it helped to enroll in a drug treatment program. After graduating from the program, the man is currently enrolled in a six month transitional program which gives him housing, job training and outpatient treatment. While this example represents a success, there remains much work to come to reduce the number of addicted in our society.
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