Monday, December 18, 2017

Michigan State Police: Opioid Addiction Assistance Program Expands Statewide.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

According to a December 18, 2017, press release from the Michigan State Police, the State Police Angel Program, which is pre-arrest diversion program for people who are struggling with drug addiction, has expanded on a statewide level. The program is now operating at every Michigan State Police post in the state of Michigan. People who are need of drug addiction help and treatment can now walk into any State Police Post in the state and receive help and assistance.

The program, which is officially known as the Angel Program, was founded in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 2015 by the Gloucester Police Department. Anyone afflicted with a drug addiction can walk into a state police post asking for help for their addiction without worry of being arrested or investigated. If an individual is allowed to enter the Angel Program, they are given a substance abuse assessment, go through an intake process and will receive treatment. A member of the local community, volunteering as an "Angel," will help support the individual during the process and provide transportation to a treatment center.

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