"A local anti-opioid group has reported strong usage of its support line, saying it has assisted 64 people since it was established in June.
The Support for Addicts and Families by Empowerment (SAFE) coalition operates a help line from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The line, staffed by trained volunteers, is intended to direct people to resources that combat addiction.
SAFE President James Derick said the line works as a centralized place to seek help, rather than having individuals call treatment centers one at a time for assistance.
"It's helping people doing everything from accessing treatment and support groups through shepherding them through the Section 35 involuntary commitment process - we help them write the affidavit," he said."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|community partners who have come together to provide support, education, treatment options, and coping mechanisms for those affected by substance abuse disorder|