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Moffat Official Finishes Substance Abuse Rehab

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) — Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid says he’s completed a rehabilitation program for alcohol and prescription drug abuse and hopes to regain the public’s trust.

The Craig Daily Press reports Kinkaid disclosed his treatment Tuesday after a 30-day leave that started in April.

He says he donated his county pay of about $3,000 for that time to the Moffat County Fair. Fair officials confirmed the donation.

Kinkaid says he and his wife paid the cost of the treatment.

He says his problems began two years ago when he started taking a prescription sleeping aid because of rotating shifts at his power plant job. He has retired from that job.

Kincaid apologized for his absence. He says he hopes his story will encourage anyone else with similar problems to get help.

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