If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, the Greater New Bedford Opioid Task Force drop-in center is available to provide assistance and support.

The drop-in center will be open from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 at the Pilgrim United Church at 634 Purchase Street. At this center, those attending can access assistance and support services, including information on inpatient and outpatient treatments, recovery services, family support and Narcan training and distribution.

Another drop-in will be held a week later, from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 at PAACA, 360 Coggeshall Street, with the focus on assisting family members and loved ones of those struggling with addiction. The drop-in center will host representatives from area agencies who provide assistance and resources for people affected by opioid use.

To speak confidentially to someone, call (508) 993-6242, ext. 127.

--New Bedford Police