- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - The Davis County Jail is planning to equip inmates who are addicted to opioids with a pain-blocking device that fires electrical impulses into the brain.

The Standard-Examiner reports (https://bit.ly/2yUV1rh ) the gadget that is equipped behind a person’s ear is planned to be used as a substance abuse treatment option. The electrical impulses target the brain region that controls pain. It’s called the Bridge and is currently used by some doctors in Indiana and other Midwestern states.

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson, state Rep. Paul Ray and Davis Behavioral Health CEO Brandon Hatch are collaborating on the pilot project to offer the treatment to inmates.

One Bridge device costs $590.

___

Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide