In Sussex county, a statewide addiction resource organization has been making a strong impact on families healing from the wounds that addiction creates. This program called ‘Attack Addiction’ is making strides towards raising awareness in their community.
“We try to raise community awareness, we try to get rid of the stigma attached to addiction,” explains chapter leader Pauline Powell. “We offer resources to people looking for help. We offer information and one of the big things we do is we try to educate.”
After the Powell family dealt with a substance abuse issue in their family, they decided to take action and help families in their area who are going through the same thing. Connecting with tons of treatment, prevention, and education programs, families are easily able to find what they need in this time of stress.
“It’s by communication and by open honesty that we can really get people engaged in speaking about what is going on in our communities,” she says. “Because too many people are dying. There are too many people getting addicted to very very dangerous substances.”
On the first Wednesday of each month at the Bethel United Methodist Church on Fourth Street in Lewes there is a meeting for Attack Addiction, and support groups meet every third Wednesday.