Eric Moffitt

Facing Addiction
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Springfield continues to expand its role in combatting addiction through local training, advocacy and messaging.

Earlier this year, the community joined more than a dozen other cities in a pilot project organized through Facing Addiction, which launched its second phase in Springfield last week.

Eric Moffitt
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For those struggling with addiction, Eric Moffitt’s advice is that “If you want something you’ve never had you’ve gotta do something you’ve never done.”

Moffitt, who has been free of drugs and alcohol for three years, says changing course can begin through simple steps like attending a meeting and listening, not using today, or focusing on the positive rather than the negative. 

“Anything that helps the addict focus on a higher goal, a more consistent road to travel. It’s different for everybody,” says Moffitt.