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Recovery facility in Boaz helps residents battling with substance use disorder

Updated: Jan. 1, 2021 at 9:39 PM CST
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BOAZ Ala. (WAFF) -One local organization in Marshall County is lending a helping hand to help those who struggle with substance abuse.

Recovery Organization of Support Specialists, also known a ROSS of Marshall County opened their doors May of last year.

Since then, they have provided more than eight thousand people with resources to help them overcome substance abuse.

“We provide DHR visits and reconnecting children with families, medicated assisted support groups, anger management groups, a professional group, a parenting group, and youth night,” said Marketing Director Mark Litvine.

All services are free of charge, thanks to funding from the state.

Litvine said all their staff at ROSS is a state certified recovery peer support specialist and person in long term recovery from substance use disorder.

Which he said is beneficial to helping those who face challenges.

“We know what it’s like to have been through that struggle of a substance use disorder and today we use our own experience to provide hope and let them know that if things got better for us it could get better for them as well,” said Litvine.

Most importantly, Litvine said it is their goal to serve as many people as possible and help raise awareness.

“The only thing you need to come to ROSS of Marshall County is to show up with the willingness to change your life for the better, that’s it. We will stay with you every step of the way and love you to a better life,” said Litvine.

If you need help or struggle with substance abuse, you may contact the 24/7 helpline at 844-307-1760. All calls are confidential.

Ross of Marshall County is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on resources, you may click here.

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