Detroit Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt Speaks at LiveToBeSober.Org's "Fighting Addiction Together" Conference

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Steve Dolunt offers the guests at LiveToBeSober.org’s “Fighting Addiction Together” luncheon the perspective of law enforcement regarding substance abuse.

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Alcohol and substance abuse transcends racial lines, gender lines, religious lines. It affects us, it affects our communities, and without you, it would be worse. Because you offer us hope.

As a substance abuse treatment referral service, LiveToBeSober.org is dedicated to helping people navigate the confusing and often overwhelming US health care system to find the most effective rehabilitation centers and recovery programs for their individual situations and personal needs. In an effort to raise awareness about the state of substance abuse in today’s society and to inform people about treatment options available to them in the changing landscape of health insurance coverage, Live To Be Sober recently hosted an informative luncheon called “Fighting Addiction Together”.

Hosted by former Detroit Lions wide receiver and motivational speaker Herman Moore, the “Fighting Addiction Together” conference was held in the Hall of Legends at Detroit’s Ford Field. The luncheon was attended by around 100 guests, including locally and nationally recognized pastors, ministers and bishops, members of law enforcement and civic leaders, all eager to learn more about what they can do to help in the battle against addiction that Americans face today. Among the speakers at the event was Detroit Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt, who gave the audience a bit of the view from law enforcement’s perspective on effects of substance abuse and addiction.

Substance Abuse Problems in Detroit

“Alcohol and substance abuse is tearing us up,” he told the audience. “It’s tearing our communities up. This isn’t just a Detroit problem, it’s a suburban problem as well. This transcends racial lines, gender lines, religious lines. It affects us, it affects our communities, and without you, it would be worse. Because you offer us hope.”

Other guest speakers included Bishop William Murphy, Substance Abuse Treatment Specialist Per Wickstrom, Dr. James Lawrence Jr., and two brave people who had struggled with and overcome their own addictions through the help of a recovery facility. Along with the complimentary luncheon, attendees received gift bags with educational brochures and DVDs, Parent-Child promissory notes regarding abstinence from substance abuse, home drug tests and other tools that are helpful in giving guidance to those who may be struggling with addiction. A raffle for executive suite seats for a Detroit Lions home game was also held.

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