NH police departments start addiction recovery program
PORTSMOUTH (AP) — Six police departments in New Hampshire and Maine plan to open their police stations to drug addicts seeking treatment.
Under the Community Access to Recovery program, those suffering from drug addiction may come to the police departments and be referred to treatment.
Police departments in Portsmouth, Dover and Newmarket, New Hampshire, and Eliot, York and Kittery, Maine, are participating.
They plan to announce the program on Wednesday.
The program is based on one in Gloucester, Mass., where the police chief pioneered a program last year to help get addicts into treatment if they turn in their drugs and drug equipment.