Leonard Campanello, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Insight To Recovery Joins The Gloucester Initiative
GLOUCESTER — Police Chief Leonard Campanello and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken are pleased to report that Insight To Recovery in Florida is partnering with the Gloucester Police Department’s ANGEL Initiative.
As of Monday morning, 137 people have been placed into treatment programs by The Gloucester Initiative since June 1, when the program began.
The Gloucester ANGEL program allows people who suffer from addiction to turn over their remaining drug supply and paraphernalia to the Gloucester Police Department without the threat of arrest. Those in need of help are put into treatment programs as opposed to jail cells. The policy went into effect last month in an effort to address a growing opioid epidemic and to reduce the number of overdoses in Massachusetts. Click here to view the official police policy document.
“We are pleased to be working with Insight To Recovery,” Chief Campanello said. “Our out-of-state partners are extremely valuable, as they take participants out of their normal habitat and allow them to recover and start fresh in a new atmosphere.”
“The continued support from treatment centers willing to help people combat the disease of addiction through The Gloucester Initiative is heart warming,” Mayor Romeo Theken said. “We are happy to welcome Insight To Recovery to our team.”
Chief Campanello and businessman John Rosenthal have launched The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) — a new nonprofit organization created in response to Gloucester’s revolutionary drug addiction program and the immediate positive feedback from local, state and national organizations.
“We are excited and honored to be partnering with The Gloucester Initiative, and are committed to making a difference in our patients’ lives,” said Harvey Brown, Founder of Insight To Recovery. “Our staff will work with participants in a relaxed atmosphere, using real life tactics to to guide them through the process of recovery.”
About Insight To Recovery
Insight To Recovery is a 35-bed, partial hospitalization, intensive inpatient and outpatient program treating males and females ages 18-60. It was established in 2001 by Founder Harvey Brown, who has been in recovery for over 35 years.
Ninety percent of the staff are in recovery and offer over 150 years of experience collectively, specializing in treating addiction. At Insight, a real life approach is offered to treat those who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction and mental illness. Care is offered to guests for as long as it’s needed. This ranges from 30-90 days with the option for continued outpatient services for up to six months, along with clinically managed sober living.