New Central Coast Center To Support Teens Battling Opioid Addiction
A new center to help teens battling drug misuse is opening on the Central Coast.
The drop-in center - called YOR Place Lompoc - is aimed at supporting adolescents, aged 12 to 24, and their families, in combatting the misuse of opioids and other drugs.
Suzanne Grimmesey from the Behavioral Wellness Department of Santa Barbara County, says the center is needed now more than ever.
"The opioid crisis has been continuing to worsen, broadly - not just in our community," she told KCLU.
"In our community alone, we are seeing younger and younger users, which is very scary.
"It's not unique to Lompoc, it's county-wide although we tend to see fewer resources in Lompoc so we are excited to be able to pilot this in Lompoc," said Grimmesey.
For more information on YOR Place Lompoc email: YORPlace@sbcbwell.org or call: (805) 260-1108.