Delaware County jail offers mental health and substance use coaching to inmates

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WRTV on 08/23/2022 by Rachael Wilkerson

MUNCIE — Thousands of Hoosiers struggle every year with substance use and mental health disorders.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says many end up in local jails, but never receive the treatment they need.

WRTV reporter Rachael Wilkerson recently stepped inside the county jail to see how they’re helping inmates tackle this problem.

“It’s a huge problem,” Amanda Book said.

Book is serving time at the Delaware County Jail. She’s also battling substance use disorder.

Book said at times, she felt there wasn’t enough help available in Muncie.