More Illinois PDs Offering ‘Safe Passage’ to Drug Rehab

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Two years have passed since police in Dixon, Ill., began a bold experiment in the face of a spiraling heroin epidemic: Instead of arresting drug users, it would usher them into treatment. Since then, the program known as Safe Passage has expanded into surrounding counties and placed 170 people into rehab, says the Chicago Tribune. Police Chief Danny . . .

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