Attleboro teams up to address Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues
The "You Are Not Alone” drop in center provides information, community support and access to immediate treatment for those affected by substance use and/or mental illness and their family members. The drop in center features information and resources provided by community mental health and addiction organizations. This includes the opportunity to have a one to one consultation with members of the areas newly organized Greater Attleboro Recovery Network (GARN). Members include Arbour-Fuller Hospital, HighPoint Treatment Center, South Bay Counseling Center, Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC), Learn 2 Cope, Teen Challenge, New Hope, Inc., St. Vincent de Paul and NORCAP to name a few. Free Narcan training will be provided through Seven Hills. Clinicians from Arbour-Fuller Hospital, Community Counseling of Bristol County (CCBC), and other local resources will be on hand to assist those seeking immediate voluntary treatment. 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. The "You Are Not Alone" drop in center will be open from 5:30 to 8pm on the last Wednesday of the month in Fellowship Hall at the Murray Unitarian Universalist Church (http://www.murrayuuchurch.org).