“Some people are naturally more prone to developing an opioid addiction than others. It is a chronic illness that consumes a person’s life. After an addiction has developed, life becomes centered on getting more of the drug, even at the expense of one’s family, job and health. A person who is addicted to a drug will risk almost anything to get more.”
ASAP-BC is creating a system of support composed of resources for prevention, treatment and recovery as a comprehensive and effective response to the opioid crisis.Learn More
The Hub was first introduced to the public in October 2017 as a part of the Substance Abuse Support System. The Hub is center of the system and connects to all the other elements.
We have described the Hub as a “physical place staffed with trained volunteers who help individuals and families navigate recovery options and connect with appropriate community organizations”.
A support group meeting is held weekly at 5:30 p.m. at Mill Race Center for families who have a loved one misusing opioids. Here’s a little bit about what you can expect.