New facility opens in Berlin to help mothers facing addiction

IDEA THAT IS WORKING AND HAS NOW EXPANDED NORTH TO HERE IN BERLIN IT IS ONE OF THE STATE’S NEWEST CENTERS MODELED AFTER THE MOM’S IN RECOVERY PROGRAM THAT START EARLIER THIS YEAR IN LEBANON OPERATED BY COOS COUNTY FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES, THE FACILITY HELPS PREGNANT WOMEN AND NEW MOMS BATTLE DRUG PROBLEMS

KEN: IT’S A REALLY NEEDED SERVICE OPIOID ABUSE IS JUST A TERRIBLE DISEASE AND SO IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT OUR STATE AND OUR COUNTRY ANDY: THIS IS ONE OF EIGHT SIMILAR CENTERS OPEN AROUND TH STATE MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A 27 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT SENATOR JEANNE SHAHEEN TOURED THE BERLIN LOCATION TODAY, WHICH IS THE NORTHERN MOST CENTER TO OPEN

KEN: IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT PEOPLE WE’RE HAVING TO TRAVEL ONE HOUR TO TWO HOURS TO ACCESS TREATMENT NORTH OF THE NOTCH SO WE’RE REALLY PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THIS SERVICE LOCALL ANDY SENATOR SHAHEEN IS TRYING : TO GET MORE FEDERAL DOLLARS FOR THE PROJECT SEN SHAHEEN: WE KNOW THESE WORK THESE PROGRAMS WORK

WE KNOW THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THESE MOTHER AND THESE KIDS AND WE KNOW THAT’S IN EVERYBODY’S LONG TERM BEST INTEREST ANDY: THE CAREGIVERS HERE PROVIDE EVERYTHING FROM MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO COUNSELING TO FINDING A PLACE TO LIV PATRICIA: PEOPLE WANT TO BE IN RECOVERY THEY’RE ADDICTED TO A SUBSTANCE IT’S A DISEASE JUST LIKE DIABETES OR HYPERTENSION AND THEY WANT TO BE IN RECOVERY

THEY WANT TO DO WELL ANDY: OFFICIALS SAY THEY HOPE PROGRAMS LIKE THIS WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND AND OPEN OTHER CENTER AS LONG AS THE FUNDING IS AVAI

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