Law enforcement officials like us are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. That is why we had hoped that the President would invoke the federal public health emergency law as his Commission on the opioid crisis recommended. Declaring a formal public health emergency is much more than a symbolic recognition of reality. It […]
P.A.A.R.I. is pleased to congratulate the Sussex County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (C.L.E.A.R.) Program on its one-year anniversary and the success of the initiative since it began. Since July 2016, 147 people have contacted C.L.E.A.R. for information or assistance with substance abuse treatment. As a result, 46 people struggling with addiction have been connected […]
Fred Ryan represented P.A.A.R.I. in Washington earlier this month, where he spoke before 80 lawmakers and Capitol Hill staffers.
P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade was in Plymouth Tuesday morning for the first-ever joint meeting of Plymouth County Outreach.
Overview: In June 2015, after a series of overdose deaths, the Gloucester Police Department launched the Angel Initiative, which promised that anyone voluntarily walking into the police station to request help would be immediately helped, not arrested, regardless of their city of residence and their insurance status. The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) […]
Two years into its mission to create and support law enforcement pre-arrest entry points to treatment, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative celebrated and honored the law enforcement partners, public health leaders, and elected officials who have helped grow that mission nationwide. P.A.A.R.I. welcomed honorees from across the nation who are committed to stemming […]