Michigan State Police just announced a huge expansion for their drug addiction assistance program that will enable those seeking help can get it, no matter where they're located.
The Angel Program is a pre-arrest diversion program and is now operational at all 30 MSP posts statewide. The program allows anyone struggling with a drug addiction to walk into a state police post for help, without fear of getting arrested or being investigated.
Those seeking help can go to any MSP post during between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday for help. Those accepted into the program are guided through a program by an "Angel" volunteer, who is a member of their local community. Their Angel will offer support during the program and provide transportation to their treatment facility.
“The opioid epidemic is real and we all need to do our part to stop it,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “More people in Michigan die from drug overdoses than car crashes."
The Angel Program first launched in October 2016 at the MSP Gaylord Post. Since then it has expanded across the state.
If you're interested in learning more about the MSP Angel Program, make a donation or would like to become an Angel visit www.michigan.gov/angelprogram
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