BERLIN – A Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction subcommittee is hoping to start a new program that will direct residents dealing with substance abuse to appropriate resources.
Warriors co-founder Heidi McNeeley, announced the new Angel Warriors program at the group’s sixth meeting Tuesday evening.
McNeeley, the Navigating Resources Subcommittee chair, says the concept came from the Gloucester Police Department in Massachusetts.
The program does not immediately punish offenders who come to the police for help, but instead assigns them to an “angel” who can direct them to treatment.
The Warriors subcommittee is currently partnering with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and other officials to help those who admit their drug abuse.