Monday, December 18th, 2017

Harmony Home to open, looking for support

Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017

The Harmony Home, 751 E. Tipton Street, is in the process of opening up a men’s home to offer recovery to alcoholics and addicts through a 12-step program and provide a safe place for men to acquire sobriety while learning to live a stable and successful life. The target date for opening this facility is in the first quarter of 2018. The Harmony Home is looking for businesses and individuals that would like to help see this much-needed service open and help those in our community.

According to a news release from the Harmony Home, alcoholism and addiction are issues that affect our community and need to be addressed. According to studies by the research firm WalletHub, Indiana is ranked 14th in the nation for substance abuse. Indiana also has the 17th highest drug overdose mortality rate per capita. These rates are higher than both California and New York. With the opioid addiction, our nation is facing one of the worst addiction crises in our country’s history with opioid overdoses killing approximately 91 Americans a day. According to research, the opioid addictions are killing more people than car accidents and guns combined. However, alcohol is still a factor in 47% of Indiana homicides, according to the most recent reports.

When considering all the lives these individuals can negatively impact through their destructive behavior, all are at risk of the consequences of alcoholism and drug abuse in Indiana. As more people become aware and get involved, only then can a successful recovery rate rise as it is estimated 385,000 do not receive alcohol rehabilitation and 133,000 do not receive needed drug rehabilitation annually here in Indiana. We can start lowering these numbers in Huntington immediately by offering hope to those addicted.

Those who would like to help the Harmony Home, can send donations to: Harmony Home, LLC, 751 E. Tipton Street, Huntington, IN 46750 or by PayPal at PayPal.me/HarmonyHomeLLC. For questions call (260) 355-9400 or by email at huntingtonharmonyhome@gmail.com