What We Need In Bartow:

  • Community education to dispel the stigma, myths, & discrimination associated with addiction/substance use disorders
  • Youth & parent drug education & prevention in our schools
  • Greater variety of mutual support meetings/ multiple pathways to recovery
  • More churches that help & support holistic family recovery
  • CARES (peer recovery coaches)
  • Grief support for parents who have lost children to addiction
  • Support for families affected by a loved one’s addiction
  • A crisis stabilization & detoxification facility
  • Specially trained peer recovery coaches in ER and urgent cares
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome support for mother and baby
  • Physicians board-certified in addiction medicine
  • Physicians whose practice includes opioid dependency treatment
  • Medical & school-based professionals trained in SBIRT
  • More certified addiction counselors
  • Affordable residential treatment
  • More recovery/transitional residences
  • Safe place [drug & alcohol-free] for those in recovery to gather socially
  • Safe, affordable housing for persons in recovery with drug-related felonies
  • Employers who support & hire persons in recovery & who have drug-related felonies
  • Addiction treatment for incarcerated family members