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Helping those battling addiction

A new program will be offered at the Rochester Public Library soon.

Posted: Mar. 22, 2019 4:45 PM
Updated: Mar. 22, 2019 4:45 PM

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program-stinger-2 the opioid crisis impacting the entire country is putting the issue of addiction at the forefront. and action is being taken in our area to help those who are struggling. a local organization is teaming up with the rochester public library to create a safe space for those battling addcition or mental health problems... in hopes of bettering their lives. kimt news three's maleeha kamal joins us live with the details...maleeh a?xxx crossroads program-liveintro-2 amy...raquel... im at the rochester public library where in june...the library...a new program known as the crossroad will start. the goal is to bridge the gap between folks battling addiction and the medical community.xxx crossroads program-pkg-1 crossroads program-pkg-3 "i tried to quite alcohol..." claudell hampton has been battling addition for most of his life. the 71 year old man had his first drink around the age of 12. crossroads program-pkg-5 sot: "i was living in arkansas it was moonshine and i don't remember the rest." crossroads program-pkg-4 but he says one day he woke up and realize there were more things more important than have a drink. sot: "when you have something more important than alcohol you can live and deal with it.' while hampton is finding a way to deal with his addiction... for others its not so simple. that's why regina mustafa and her colleague have come up with the crossroad program to help other get on the same path to sobriety. the program is still in the early stages but the mission is clear. crossroads program-pkg-6 " when you are focusing on addition it also opens it up to other issues such as mental health and economic status. " crossroads program-pkg-7 mustafa has teamed up with the rochester library to transform the place into a safe haven for those looking to make life changes. "the biggest barrier of people suffering addition is getting help." / crossroads
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