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New addiction resource center launches in Washington State

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

From needles littering the streets to countless overdose calls. Many of those who are suffering from substance abuse don't know where to go because the process of finding help is difficult.

Now there's a new statewide program called the Addiction Resource Center. That puts loved ones and those suffering from addiction in contact with providers online and over the phone "The addiction resource center is for individuals in Washington struggling with substance abuse disorders and their loved ones to be able to locate through a confidential source all of the different options they have in our state. for treatment, recovery, and support," said Washington Chair for Addiction Policy Form Lyn Anderson

Anderson is the chair of the program in Washington state. She lost her own son to a drug overdose. She says this website help's cut through all the clutter, confusion and frustration when trying to find help when those who are suffering need it the most.

The lack of access to information can be a massive barrier to treatment and recovery. Washington state is facing that issue "A lot of the problems that I see from other families that I have talked with here in the state is finding a center that is opened, that has a bed available, and that is willing to take the person who is struggling when they're ready," added Anderson

And that's a problem because some beds at recovery centers are not available from anywhere between 3 to 10 days at minimum. And that's valuable time because those who dreamed about recovery and becoming sober might give up on seeking treatment. For more information on the Addiction Resource Center click here.

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