Today marks the launch of our Recovery Coach program with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. The risk of opioid overdose death following incarceration is 56 times higher than for the general public and the first month is someone is released is when they are most at risk for fatal overdose. Contributing factors are social isolation […]
The following video debuted at the 6th annual Michigan Families Against Narcotics Fall Fest, with more than 1,000 people in the audience. The P.A.A.R.I. partners featured represent 33 police departments in Michigan. They have given hope to 580 people since February. On behalf of our entire organization and all of our dedicated law enforcement partners, […]
P.A.A.R.I. will be featured on an upcoming NBC Boston special on the state of addiction. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade, Steve Lesnikoski, East Bridgewater Police Chief Scott Allen and Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri, along with several other partners, especially in the Plymouth County area will be featured. The story airs tonight at 7:30 on […]
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.