Our efforts in the recovery community have always been centered around getting treatment to the people who need it most. With that spirit in mind, we are proud to be a part of The Safe Passage Initiative: Police Giving Hope to Addicts Through the Tools for Recovery, an addiction recovery program put together by the Dixon Police and the Lee County Sheriff's Department in Dixon, Illinois. Modeled after the inspirational ANGEL Program in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the Safe Passage Initiative aims to encourage addicts to seek police assistance when struggling with a serious drug addiction. In return for this trust, the officers of both law enforcement departments will make sure the addict asking for help is transported safely here to Banyan Treatment Center in Pompano Beach, Florida, where our expert staff of physicians and addiction counselors will provide the proper care and treatment the addict sorely needs.
When Banyan learned of the brave and noble efforts of these exemplary law enforcement agencies, we were eager to offer our support and participation. Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss commented, "As our program grows, the assistance from treatment centers like Banyan will be key to ensuring our efforts are sustainable."
Since the program launched on September 1, 2015, Safe Passage has already guided 12 people from Lee County into treatment facilities, 3 of which are receiving care here at Banyan Treatment Center. Our leader and CEO, Joe Tuttle, comments, "It is truly an honor to be working with Safe Passage and Lee County to change the way we view and treat addiction in our communities."
Banyan Treatment Center firmly believes that we can beat addiction if we stick together as a community, both on small local levels as well as in national and global unity. Addiction is a human problem that has always been around and will always threaten our collective wellbeing. It's only through a constant vigilance and compassion that we can reduce the harm brought about by substance abuse and addiction. We do our part with a variety of addiction treatment programs designed to each patient's personal situation and unique struggle.
Our addiction counselors are always available to answer your questions and offer guidance for beating addiction at any stage of the process.