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FAQ

What can I expect when I tell an officer, I want help?

You can expect that the officers will be professional, compassionate and understanding at all times. We will explain the initiative to you and we will work with our providers to get you the help you are seeking for your opiate addiction.

Who is eligible to participate in A Way Out Kane County?

We do are very best to ensure that everyone who wishes to participate has the opportunity to do so.

Who is not eligible to participate in A Way Out Kane County?

We do our very best to ensure that everyone who wishes to participate has the opportunity to do so. However, there are a few exceptions.

First, anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian’s consent.

Second, some participating agencies will not accept participants that are not a Kane County resident.

Third, A Way Out-Kane County may not accept individuals who have an active warrant/deportation order for a participant’s arrest. In many cases involving active warrants, the Sheriff’s department will look into your case and determine the appropriate course of action. Please be advised, however, that the appropriate course of action may be to serve the warrant.

Will anyone know about my participation in A Way Out Kane County?

No. This program maintains 100% confidentiality unless you tell us otherwise.

Can my loved one(s) join me in the process?

Yes. Your loved ones may accompany you through the process up until you arrive at a treatment facility.

If I become an A Way Out-Kane County participant and relapse before or after completing treatment, can I participate again?

Yes. Relapse or lapses in sobriety can be part of the recovery process. We do not view them as failures, only indicators that more treatment may be required. You will be working with the A Way Out – Kane County navigator to determine a path back to treatment.

How long does it take from the moment I arrive at a police station to begin treatment?

Typically, 2 to 15 hours but this answer depends on a number of circumstances:

* Time and day of arrival at the Sheriff’s Department

* Participant medical condition

* Referral to outpatient services

* Availability of a residential or detox program

* Transportation, if needed

What type of treatment programs can I enter?

A screening that uses American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria will be completed by Treatment Liaison Coordinator. Based on the outcome you could be placed in detox, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive Outpatient or within a peer support program. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is also an option. Any treatment location may require additional assessment to ensure proper placement in their program. No level or specific provider of care can be guaranteed.

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