Michigan State Police are searching for volunteers to help addicts

Posted at 6:34 AM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 07:40:10-04

The Michigan State Police Brighton Post wants to send a message to people struggling with addiction. There is help.

The post is taking part in the Angel Program and is seeking volunteers.

The program was started in Massachusetts a couple years ago. Police posts sent out the message to the public, if you are struggling with addiction and come in asking for help, you will not face arrest. Instead, volunteers will help you get help in a recovery program.

The program is expanding to many police departments around the country. Michigan State Police posts in Monroe, Livingston, and Washtenaw County are taking part so far in metro-Detroit.

Volunteers who are called angels are needed. Volunteers will receive training, reimbursement for mileage and meals. Volunteers will help those in need of help with paperwork and transportation to a recovery program.

If you want to help fill the need for volunteers at the Brighton Post you can call 810-227-1051.