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New addiction resource available in Fargo

FARGO -- A new community resource to fight addiction will be available through FirstLink's 2-1-1 suicide prevention helpline. The new resource was announced at a press conference on Tuesday, Sept 25 by the Mayors Blue Ribbon Commission on Addicti...

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FARGO - A new community resource to fight addiction will be available through FirstLink's 2-1-1 suicide prevention helpline. The new resource was announced at a press conference on Tuesday, Sept 25 by the Mayors Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction and FirstLink.

While the 24-hour, 2-1-1 helpline will continue to be available for crisis situations, starting Sept. 25., a behavioral health expert will be available to help from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Callers will be provided information on available resources and insurance coverage.

Calls will be answered by Jennifer Holtz, a former behavioral health case manager with North Dakota Southeast Human Service Center. Holtz was hired by FirstLink in August to provide direction for those dealing with addiction and behavioral health issues.

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