Safe Passage - Opiate Addiction Program

Safe Passage - Opiate Addiction Program

Are you addicted to heroin or other opioids?  Do you know someone who is?

It's time to get help!

The Dixon Police Department and Lee County Sheriff's Department have a revolutionary new policing program aimed at getting people suffering from addiction the help they need, instead of putting them in handcuffs.  Lee County is changing the way they handle addicts who request help with their addiction to opiates such as Morphine, Heroin, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Percocet and Percodan and Hydrocodone as found in Vicodin.

Any Lee County resident who enters the police station or sheriff's department and asks for help with their addiction to opiates will be placed into appropriate treatment.

The Safe Passage Initiative was created to help heroin and opiate addicts get into recovery.  If you need help or know someone who needs help into recovery from addiction, you just need to come to one of the stations and ask for it.  We are here to help with the steps towards recovery.  There will be some paperwork that needs to be completed and then you will be paired with a volunteer who will help guide you through the process.  We have partnered with treatment centers to ensure that our patients receive the care and treatment they deserve - not in days or weeks, but immediately.

You can bring drugs or drug paraphernalia with you to the police or sheriff's department.  We will dispose of it for you.  You will not be arrested.  You will not be charged with a crime.  You will not be jailed.  You will be directed to treatment.

All you have to do is come to the police station or sheriff's department and ask for help.  We are here to do just that.

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More About Safe Passage

Dixon Police Department

Lee County Sheriff's Department

Substance Abuse Hotline

**Exceptions that may make someone ineligible for the program:

  • Oustanding Arrest Warrants
  • Three or more drug-related convictions
  • Danger to others
  • Under 18 without parent or guardian consent
  • Medical condition that may need hospitalization

Safe Pasage Treatment Partners


A Man In Recovery




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