Community members gathered at the Price Peace Gardens Thursday evening to show support for a sober living home in Carbon County.
The event was geared toward raising awareness about addiction problems in the community for local youth as well as build support for a treatment facility.
Representatives from Four Corners Mental Health presented several facts to those in attendance that emphasized the addiction problem locally. According to statistics, children as young as sixth grade are being introduced to heroin and that the problem grows with age.
Many adults in attendance openly admitted to prior addictions and know the importance of a strong support system. Most feel that a sober living home in Carbon County would provide not only support, but the tools needed to rise above addiction.
As details continue to be ironed out, many feel that a facility is realistic. Funding is the biggest hurdle to cross before a home is opened. Currently, efforts are underway to gather funds through a sponsorship. Pledges in the form of monetary donations are welcome from individuals and businesses.
To find out more about the effort, call (801) 518-4497 or (801) 603-4352.
The next discussion panel, which is open to community members, law enforcement, local officials, church leaders and anyone interested in helping with the sober house effort, will take place on May 27 at the Price Methodist Church beginning at 6 p.m.