The following organizations offer help to youth wanting to kick an opioid addiction.
Location: Come2Go Ministries, 323 W. Baker St., Fort Wayne
Contact: Tom Heil at TheLanding@Come2Go.org.
According to its website, The Landing is a ministry for students age 13-19 who need help overcoming issues including but not limited to addiction. The Landing meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Come2Go Ministries.
Location: 24/7 live online chat service for young adults.
Contact: www.RemedyLive.com. Click on "Chat Now With A SoulMedic" at the top of the screen. Participation is semi-anonymous and participants must be at least 13 years old. According to its website, Remedy Live aims to help young adults who struggle with numerous issues, including addiction, depression, suicide, eating disorders and abuse. Remedy Live is not a counseling or therapy facility, but connects people with available resources.
Location: 220 S. Main St., Kendallville
Contact: 260-347-2453, www.necmh.org. Northeastern Center has facilities in DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties.
The Bowen Center
Locations in Fort Wayne, Warsaw and throughout northeast Indiana.
Contact: 1-800-342-5653, www.bowencenter.org
Substance Abuse and Mental Health ServiceAdministration
This national organization provides a map of doctors in each state who specialize in treating heroin or opiate addiction. Visit www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/physician-program-data/treatment-physician-locator and click on Indiana or type in a specific city or county to find doctors.
Location: 909 E. State St.; 1909 Carew St.
Contact: 260-481-2700, www.parkcenter.org.
Multicultural Health Initiative
Available through various providers in northeast Indiana. Visit http://directory.sjchf.org/multicultural-health-initiative for more information.
– Dave Gong, The Journal Gazette