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‘Lions Den’ opens its doors

NORTHEAST MICHIGAN – There is a new venue to help drug and alcohol addicts in their road to recovery in Northeast Michigan.

The Lion’s Den Mission Bible Training Center, located at 111 Union Street in Roscommon, opened its doors to the community Friday, July 13 with a formal ribbon cutting. Close to 100 people turned out for the event.

The Lions Den came to be in large part as a result of local religious organizations, who were looking for a resource to help people searching for a way to break free from their addiction.

Law enforcement organizations and civic groups such as the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Lions Club and Roscommon Rotary Club, stepped to the forefront to help with the refurbishment of the old Roscommon County Department of Human Services office, where the facility is located.

Along the way the organization had to rehabilitate the building to make it suitable for occupancy, including showers, beds, stoves, office furniture and most importantly, an overhead sprinkler system.

James DeArmond, Assistant Executive Director of the Mission Bible Training Center, said inspectors were in the building the day of the open house.

‘ It’s been a long road but it takes faith to make something like this happen. I appreciate what everyone has done,” he said.

The center is open to anyone who is seeking help breaking their addiction. The program is free and runs anywhere from 14 days to 10 months. But it’s not without strings.

James said in an earlier interview that the program is strictly voluntary and no court-ordered treatment is allowed. And residents must provide bus fare back to their home if they don’t follow through on the program requirements.

For information on treatment services contact James and his team at 989-275-0929.

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