Central Illinois Residents are affected every day by substance abuse, whether it is themselves going through it or a loved one that they see struggling.
Mindy Melton is an outreach coordinator with the Gateway Foundation. She wants to make residents aware that there is help available and they have a program dedicated to getting youth on the right tracks.
A chief concern for those struggling with substance abuse could be how exactly they will pay for the help they need. Melton says that there are multiple payment options including health insurance coverage.
Melton sees employees that struggle with substance abuse and shy away from help thinking they could lose their job. This is not the case as it is their job is protected as they work on their addiction.
Melton appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.