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Posted on: October 8, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Rolling Meadows Police Second Chance Heroin Addiction Program

The Rolling Meadows Police Department is proud to announce the official launch of its Second Chance Program. This program is specifically targeted at helping local Rolling Meadows residents who are struggling with heroin addiction.

Rolling Meadows Police Chief David Scanlan has launched the program in response to the overwhelming amount of recent heroin overdoses in the City of Chicago and suburbs over the past week. “I don’t want a resident of this city who is addicted to heroin in my jail cell. It doesn’t help anyone. If they are serious about beating this horrible addiction then I encourage them to walk into our police station. Let us help you, it won’t cost you a dime and it will save your life”.
The Second Chance Program offers an opportunity for a Rolling Meadows resident, who is suffering from heroin addiction to get help. “We have partnered with a local heroin intervention and treatment program to provide treatment, free of cost, to the addict who wants to beat their addiction” Chief Scanlan stated. ” If you come into the station with your drugs or paraphernalia, we will not arrest you. Instead we will help you. I want you in a treatment program, not in a jail cell” Chief Scanlan stated.

The Rolling Meadows Police Department is committed to serving and protecting our residents. Just like a weapon, heroin can kill a person. We want to protect all of our residents. If heroin is the weapon that is harming you then let us help.

A resident who is suffering from heroin addiction and wants help can simply come into the Rolling Meadows Police Station and meet with an officer. They will then be assisted in immediately entering into an out-patient treatment program, completely free of cost. The treatment program will be paid for from the police department’s drug seizure fund. We will use the money that was seized from the drug dealers to help those who were harmed by the drug.

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