The goal of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI) is to connect individuals suffering from substance use disorder with treatment options. Drug overdoses are now the number one accidental killer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and we here in Monroe County are not immune to the problem. It is our greatest public health challenge and our greatest public safety challenge.
In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Monroe County law enforcement community, spearheaded by the Office of the District Attorney, have pledged to save lives and play a role in breaking the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction. This program empowers law enforcement officers as well as others to guide individuals who are suffering from addiction into treatment, rather than diverting them into the criminal system.
In addition to law enforcement, this program also empowers individuals and families to get involved in breaking the cycle of addiction. The first step towards recovery is helping an individual who is suffering from addiction into treatment.
Those in need of a treatment referral for either themselves or family members should contact Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol at 866-824-3578.