By SUSAN DU , STAR TRIBUNE
“Struggling with drugs? We can help.”
A large sign now hangs beside the front door of Fire Station 14 in north Minneapolis offering support for overcoming substance abuse.
At any hour of the day anyone who knocks will be welcomed by a firefighter with connections to a network of peer recovery coaches — people who have experienced addiction themselves and are trained to connect those in crisis to services. Those services include: the hospital emergency room, detox at 1800 Chicago Ave. S., a Suboxone clinic or a treatment site, such as Turning Point.