New program offers hope in fight against heroin

New program offers hope in fight against heroin
Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 11:57:56-04

HAMILTON, Ohio – A new program aims to help those struggling with heroin addiction and their families in Butler, Warren and Clinton counties.

The “Heroin Hopeline” is designed to clear the path to recovery and aid those affected by heroin in finding help. The program offers free guidance to find counseling, a treatment center, detox and insurance.

“We focus on increasing the likelihood of recovery by removing barriers and providing support,” coordinator Sean Blyth said.

Callers will speak to “a caring person who will listen to you and answer all the questions you might be afraid to ask,” according to a news release. They can help with issues like confronting a loved one believed to be addicted to heroin or other drugs, how to detox and where to get medical care, what treatment programs are locally available, how to stay clean and other help.

Those calling the Heroin Hopeline can remain anonymous.

For Warren and Clinton counties, the phone number is 1-877-695-6333. For Butler County, the number is 1-844-427-4747. They also have a website with information.