Alexandria's Burner Phone Initiative

Updated: Mar 14, 2020



The city of Alexandria’s Burner Phone Initiative works to divert people struggling with substance use disorders away from the criminal justice system and into treatment. The initiative provides those who experience a non-fatal overdose with a burner cell phone with pre-programmed numbers of a detective and the city’s treatment program. This allows people to reach out when they need and are ready for help.



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