Heroin help program continuing connections in Naperville

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/6/2016 2:48 PM

The Connect for Life program Naperville police launched last week to help heroin addicts find and access recovery services continues to refer people in need to help, Chief Robert Marshall and Deputy Chief Brian Cunningham say.

Five parents have called police seeking treatment options for their children, and Cunningham said the Connect for Life network of volunteer sobriety coaches and treatment providers has been able to point them in the right direction.


Anyone seeking heroin recovery assistance can call (630) 420-6666 or come in to the police station during lobby hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Those who turn in drugs or paraphernalia will not be penalized for possession, but police reserve the right to run a background check for outstanding warrants or violent offenses.

"It's not about amnesty," Cunningham said in describing the program. "It's about making all the connections we can to get (heroin users) the help they need."

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