Columbia County’s medication assisted drug treatment program is underway with requests coming in and boots on the ground.

“As you can see the numbers have almost doubled per month,” Columbia County MAT Coordinator Stacy Davenport told the 16 participants in Prevention and Response Columbia County at the group’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

Davenport’s office has received 38 referrals of people seeking help with prescription opioid and heroin addiction. The referrals started in April, but as of Aug. 1, federal grant funds — $1 million annually shared between Sauk and Columbia counties — are in place and the program is in full motion. Read full article PORTAGE DAILY REGISTER