Drop-in center in
Attleboro to help
Arbour-Fuller Hospital in South Attleboro and the Attleboro Police Department have teamed up to address opiate addiction.
The hospital and police department’s Problem Oriented Police (POP) team have collaborated to create a monthly drop-in clinic and resource center and development of the Greater Attleboro Recovery Network (GARN) for those affected by substance abuse and/or mental illness.
The “You Are Not Alone” drop-in center is
open at Murray Unitarian Universalist Church
505 North Main St.,
Attleboro on the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
drop in center features tables of local mental health and addiction resources and free training of Narcan, a drug used to combat overdoses.
Also, clinicians from Arbour-Fuller, Community Counseling of Bristol County (CCBC), and other agencies will be on hand to assist those seeking immediate voluntary treatment.
All visitors are
treated with respect
Plans are to eventually include members of the recovery community such as AA and NA as well as local recovery coaches.
“Anonymity is an important part of this program as well. It is imperative that community members feel comfortable seeking help, whether it is for themselves or someone else,” said Carrie Ballou, community relations coordinator for Arbour-Fuller Hospital.