Greg interviews Jason Merrick, the Director of Addiction Services at Kenton County Detention Center in Covington, Kentucky. He also worked with Sam Quinones on his highly-acclaimed book Dreamland. This episode is Part Two in a series of podcasts that will explore life after Dreamland for those who helped Sam with his book.
Jason, who’s in recovery himself, discusses the Addiction Services Program available at Kenton County Detention Center for those struggling with substance abuse. He describes the program as a biopsychosocial spiritual approach to substance abuse disorder. He explains how the program came to be and its key components. “A lot of people were doing good work and we cherry picked based on the successes we found,” says Jason. “The program treats substance abuse disorder biologically, psychologically and socially…We also encourage a spirituality component, to motivate participants to nurture and foster a relationship with a higher power.”
Listen to the podcast to discover why Sam calls the ‘cherry picked’ Addiction Services Program at Kenton County a game changer.