Berlin set to decide on new recovery home location
In Berlin, a local non-profit is one step away from opening up a local recovery house.
Berlin's Board of Zoning appeals is set to consider a conditional use request from Hope4Recovery Wednesday.
Hope4Recovery is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping recovering addicts in our area and officials with the group tell us that they hope to turn this home across the street from Atlantic General Hospital into a recovery home.
It's a move that's created a stir in the community with some residents saying they're concerned because the facility will house people who are drug and alcohol addicted.
But Worcester County Warriors Against Opiates says a recovery home is a place for healing, treatment, and hope for those who are most vulnerable in our community.
Jackie Ball from Worcester Warriors tells 47 ABC, "Everyone knows someone who's addicted now to alcohol or drugs. So it's our neighbor that we're helping. We need to do this as a community and embrace the solution which is to have a recovery home here in Worcester County."
Right now there is no inpatient treatment facility or recovery house in the County.
The Board of Zoning appeals is holding a hearing to decide if the recovery home will be allowed is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.