Police to help people with drug addiction get treatment - WNEM TV 5

Police to help people with drug addiction get treatment

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People seeking help for drug addiction in Mid-Michigan will soon be able to get help from police.

The Hope Not Handcuffs program is starting in 10 Mid-Michigan communities.

The program allows a person looking for help to go to a participating police department and a trained "angel" volunteer will meet them to help them find treatment.

Police agencies are looking for help from volunteer “angels,” to help with the program.

Angels are trained volunteers who can be called on to assist drug-addicted people get into treatment programs.

The Hope Not Handcuffs program was kicked off at Delta College Wednesday by the organization Families Against Narcotics.

Anyone seeking help for addiction can go to a participating police department without the threat of arrest.

So far over 1,100 people have been helped by the program across the state. For more information or to become an angel click here.

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