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      Community support helps addicts recover

      Officials are in the process of opening up a community center called The P.O.R.C.H. (Providing Opportunities for Recovery and Community Health).

      Addiction treatment services of Traverse City has expanded their services.

      Officials are in the process of opening up a community center called The P.O.R.C.H. (Providing Opportunities for Recovery and Community Health).

      The new facility has been providing drug testing and outpatient counseling for the last several weeks, but soon they will be adding more health services, workshops, and other activities for the entire community.

      "Our core philosophy is that recovery happens in the community," said Executive Director, Chris Hindbaugh. "So we wanted to create a space where the whole community was welcome to all of our services, to workshops, and classes and again to all of these so that the entire community can sort of rally around this public health crisis that not only northern Michigan, but really that the country is facing right now."

      The P.O.R.C.H. will also have a food truck in the parking lot for everyone to enjoy once the weather warms up.

      Addiction Treatment Services of Traverse City serves about 350 residential patients and about 300 outpatients in northern Michigan per year. With this expansion, they hope to serve close to 1,000 people that are battling addiction.

      The new building is located at 747 8th Street, in Traverse City.