Dec 5, 2015 8:21 PM
DOVER - The Strafford County community opened their arms to those struggling with drug addiction Saturday morning, letting them and their families know that help is available and recovery is possible.
Dozens of addicts joined together at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital where rooms were filled with information about prevention and treatment plans, recovery resources, and even Narcan training where free kits were distributed.
"I am passionate about the 8th or 9th or 10th or 20th chance," Dean Lemire, long-time recovering addict and event organizer said about using Narcan.
Counselors were available throughout the day, assisting those looking for help and offering individual and group counseling at residential treatment programs.
"More often than not it's just pushing through and calling that one person and hopefully that person on the other end is helpful and kind." Marieke from Addiction Recovery Services said. "You know the more and more we get together as a community and meet people face to face the more and more that's likely to happen."
An Amnesty box was also placed at the event, giving people a chance to annonomously dispose of any illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or drug peraphernalia without any questions asked.
For more information about how to get help for you or a loved one, visit www.DoverCoalition.org
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