SALISBURY – An Ocean Pines Police detective in search of answers to the growing heroin epidemic has opened a new recovery house in Salisbury with the support of family, friends and community members.
Tish Ottey, founder of the new Douglas K. Hamilton House for Recovery, said she realized the need for additional resources after the heroin epidemic made its way into the Ocean Pines community in 2012. The arrests that shortly followed, she said, was a concern.
“As police officers, I thought we should know the answers,” she said, “and I was at a loss.”
Ottey explained that police officers weren’t aware of resources available to the addicts and concerned family members.
“It’s something we as police officers have been dealing with for some time,” she said.
Last year, Ottey joined the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction in an effort to learn about and provide resources.