Substance abuse program for men opens in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center has 40 open spots for men over the age of 18 who need help with alcohol or substance abuse.

The program is free to any man without a source of income.

During a six-month period, the participants will receive counseling, life-skill and vocational training.

Organizers say the program is meant to reduce crime in the Rockford community.

“That’s 40 people in the community that won’t be out tonight, potentially driving drunk, making bad decisions, doing robberies or things of that nature,” said Demetrious Nobles, Program Manager.

Organizers hope to empower participants to find work after the program ends.

Interested parties can visit the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, at 1706 18th Avenue, for more details, or call (815) 397-0440.

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