Community initiative offers help to addicts

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) — The police department is collaborating with the McLean County Opioid Initiative to help the community fight addiction.

Hospitals in Bloomington and Normal, as well as the Chestnut Health Systems are taking part.

Any resident in the county who asks for help with an opioid addiction, either at the police station or by approaching an on-duty officer, will be screened for the Safe Passage Initiative program. Those admitted to the program who have drugs, paraphernalia or equipment will not be charged criminally.

BPD hopes those suffering opioid addiction will see this as a valuable opportunity to get some much-needed help.

For more information, click here or call a local treatment agency: (309) 827 – 6026 or (309) 888 – 0993.

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