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Sheriff's Office
Anthony M. Wickersham
43565 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5151

What Is It?

Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative started by Families Against Narcotics (FAN), aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. It is a solution.


How It Works

A person struggling with any drug addiction can come to any of the participating police agencies, including the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and ask for help. They will be greeted with support, compassion and respect. If accepted into the program*, the individual will be guided through a brief intake process to ensure proper treatment placement.
If a person is uninsured or has Medicaid, we will work directly with the local Office of Substance Abuse Services for placement. If a person has private insurance, we will provide them with treatment options covered by their plan. Regardless, our team will work to get them into treatment as soon as possible. Over 200 volunteer Angels will help with paperwork and provide compassionate support until a treatment option is found.

*Exceptions that may make someone ineligible for the program: A felony or domestic violence warrant; Danger to others; Under 18 without parent or guardian consent; Medical condition that may need hospitalization. 

If you have questions about the program, please call our toll-free number: 833-202-HOPE (4673).  You can also find more information online at