"You Are Not Alone" Drop-in Center

Murray-Unitarian-Universalist Church
505
-North Main St, Attleboro, MA 02703
 Phone: 508-222-0505
Email: 
office@murrayuuchurch.org   map/directions

 

 

Event Information

 

Greater Attleboro Recovery Network (GARN)
DROP-IN CENTER


 WHEN: The last Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 8 p.m..

WHERE: Murray UU Church Fellowship Hall
505 North Main St.,
Attleboro, MA 02703

 

New drop-in center in Attleboro to help with
addiction, mental illness

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.

GARN launched the new program in September with a candlelight vigil to remember those the community has lost to opiate addiction and/or suicide and to recognize those who have been impacted.

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.

The 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 and confidentiality. Plans are to eventually include members of the recovery community such as AA and NA as well as local recovery coaches.

The 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 and confidentiality. 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.

For more information, please contact Carrie Ballou, Community Relations Coordinator at Fuller-Arbor Hospital at carrie.ballou@uhsinc.com or Sgt. Steve Beaudet of the Attleboro Police Dept. at sbeaudet@attleboropolice.org.

Source: sunchronicle.com