Community effort to end drug addiction

NOW: Community effort to end drug addiction

Addiction cannot be stopped by just one person.

It’s a community effort and experts who talked to ABC 57 say not enough is being done to help addicts get back on the right track.

Detox facilities are not always readily available because they’re expensive or too far away.

A lot of time addicts have burned every bridge and spent every last penny getting their fix.

A major issue addicts are facing is that when they spend time in jail or in prison, they’re more likely to get clean but while incarcerated, insurance plans can be deactivated.

This could keep some recovering addicts from getting right into a supportive treatment program, leaving them more likely to be back on the streets looking for their next fix.

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