Hope Not Handcuffs aims to provide help to those struggling with drug addiction in Metro Detroit

Law agencies participate in program

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich. – Several local law enforcement agencies are being introduced to a program called Hope Not Handcuffs.

The program encourages second chances for people with a drug addiction. Judge Linda Davis is the program's founder and the chair of Michigan’s Opioid Task Force Committee.

Hope Not Handcuffs, an initiative of Families Against Narcotics, provides much-needed assistance to police departments to help people who are addicted to opioids. 

“It’s huge. Our numbers doubled last year. We are losing one person every 11 minutes and over 20,000 babies were born addicted to drugs,” said Davis.

She said the problem is just getting worse, and that’s where the program can help. Once a police department becomes a Hope Not Handcuffs partner, anyone with an addiction can walk into that police station and state that they need help.

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