New program to help drug addicts launched in Upper Darby

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (WPVI) -- Leaders in Upper Darby, Delaware County are coming together with a new program to help drug addicts.

It's called Change is Possible.

Under the problem, anyone addicted to drugs can go to police headquarters for help with treatment.

The building will be a safe haven and anyone who asks for assistance won't face criminal charges.

"No questions, no concern. I mean obviously if someone's wanted and they walk in I have no choice - you're locked up. But this is to provide volunteer help for individuals who are seeking it," said police superintendent Michael Chitwood.

The police department, mayor, and a rehab facility called Gaudenzia teamed up to make this new program possible.
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