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New Colby center provides path to recovery

COLBY – A new licensed addiction treatment center in Colby is providing recovery services, including drug and alcohol assessments, DUI evaluations and classes, addiction counseling and peer mentoring.

High Point Advocacy and Resource Center provides services at no out-of-pocket expense to clients. Instead, services are funded through state and federal programs, private health insurance, grants and donations.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of securing funding was slowed by government shutdowns.  The pandemic also greatly increased the need for services, so staff worked on a volunteer basis to get the agency started. A Hansen Foundation grant allowed staff to begin receiving payment.

In its first year, the agency provided 6,667 services, not including attendance at public presentations. Among those helped was a young single mother who had been struggling with addiction for years. She had lost custody of her daughter while serving a 90-day sentence for a probation violation. After participating in cognitive behavior pattern-changing classes, she was able to have her daughter return home from foster care.