Ionia County Substance Abuse Initiative launches anti-stigma campaign
Junkies. Crackheads. Drug addicts. The language a community uses to talk about individuals who are battling substance use can create barriers in their reaching out to ask for help.
That’s the message behind an anti-stigma campaign called “Chances Are … You Know Someone,” launched earlier this month by the Ionia County Substance Abuse Initiative (ICSAI).
The founder of a Greenville recovery house for those struggling with substance abuse is asking the county for help after sustaining a major cut in state funding.
Randy’s House founder Mike Helmer appeared before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on June 28 along with Mid-Michigan District Health Department Wellness & Prevention Services Supervisor John Kroneck and Substance Use Disorder Advisory Council member Ron Finegood.