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BestCare Community Engagement Team Care Manager Barrett Hamilton, right, works with Wiley Dave during outreach on Hunnell Road in Bend in early November.

BestCare, which has provided drug addiction treatment in the region since 1997, is set to receive the largest share of the more than $15 million distributed to Central Oregon under Measure 110 for addiction services. That’s about $5.5 million for Deschutes County, plus another $2 million for services in Jefferson County and $1.5 million for Crook County.

Barrett Hamilton is leading one of BestCare’s biggest Measure 110 endeavors: A new Bend “engagement center,” where people with addiction can get assistance with whatever they need to stay safe, from basic needs to employment assistance, to rapid access to BestCare’s outpatient addiction treatment services right across the hall.

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Zack Demars is The Bulletin's special projects reporter. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and was a reporter in Eugene and Coos Bay before joining The Bulletin. Outside the newsroom, Demars spends his time looking at mountains and smelling pine trees.

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