New non-profit aims to prevent substance abuse

New non-profit aims to prevent substance abuse
The group "Citizens Attacking Addiction", talked about their work in the community at a UofL luncheon on Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - There’s a new non-profit in Louisville, with a mission to prevent substance abuse, and provide new resources for those affected.

The group Citizens Attacking Addiction talked about their work in the community at a luncheon at the University of Louisville on Wednesday.

The non-profit is looking to make collaborative partnerships and gain support in their work to prevent addiction and educate families on what to do if a loved one is dealing with substance abuse.

The work hits close to home for director of program development Arlene Rice, whose son died of an overdose.

“After my one son died, I wanted to figure out what I could do to help support families and to just be part of the solution because I believe parents are part of the solution part of the healing and part of the process,” Rice said.

Citizens Attacking Addiction launched in August 2019. Between then and October 2019, they’ve already made 165 connections to families who need help.

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