A round the clock hotline for those seeking help from addiction is now available. A West Virginia support group and communications company based out of Weirton have teamed up to help those struggling across the state and beyond.
Week after week, sometimes even day after day, we hear drug task force bust, but we also hear time and time again, “we’re not going to arrest our way out of the problem.” That’s why one West Virginia company is being proactive in the fight against addiction.
“What we really need is for the health care, the judicial system, law enforcement, private business, as well as non profits to work together to overcome this issue. it’s a tremendous issue that’s very near and dear to our hearts, and we feel like we can make a difference by being there to answer the call when it comes in,” said Paul Lauttamus owner of Lauttamus Communications and Security.
Lauttamus operators are available 24/7 to help the drug addicted and help them get the resources they need by passing their information onto non-profit, Never Alone West Virginia.
“It’s all about getting help. It could be detox. It could be rehab– long, short term. It could be AA meetings or our Never Alone support group,” said Never Alone founder Patti Barnabei. “We have gathered through our manual all kinds of information throughout West Virginia, PA, and some places in Ohio that we can guide people to get the help that they need.”
The biggest take away message for West Virginians is there is hope out there, and if you or someone you love is fighting addiction please call 304-723-6431.