FLEOA, Vincent D'Onofrio Support Detox Program for Meth Cops - 2010-07-06
Sandra Lucas, director of the Utah Meth Cops Project, attended the FLEOA conference and discussed its success rate. It has a 75 percent reduction in symptoms and an increase in quality of life that allows many participants to return to work. Previously fit officers who could barely walk because of breathing problems and other symptoms now lead normal lives.
Lucas worked with Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to spearhead the project and acquire grants and other funding to get it off the ground. She is currently working to expand the program and to raise additional funds so that no first responder will have to pay to get well.