Could You Help Someone End Cycle of Addiction?
A Michigan State Police program to address addiction started in northern Michigan and patterned after one in Massachusetts is being expanded statewide.
The MSP Angel Program is a non-punitive approach to getting those addicted to drugs or other substances into rehabilitation by offering them a chance to turn their drugs in and not face an arrest.
Trooper Kristi Angelo tells 95.3 WBCK the department is seeing volunteers to be "angels" who help shepherd those who come forward through a complicated process to treatment. The volunteers will complete a training program, then provide support to the individuals during the process, and transportation to treatment.
Click the player above to hear Trooper Angelo discuss the goals of the process, as well as some of the traits that make a good angel volunteer.