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 […]
While the U.S. Senate has delayed voting on the new health care bill until after the July 4 recess, law enforcement partners are encouraged to call their Senator tomorrow, June 28, and urge them to vote “no” on the healthcare repeal bill. Changes to Medicaid will make it harder for people with a substance abuse […]
In a four-part segment, WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle featured the Gloucester Angel Initiative and how it has grown over the last two years. The program detailed the background of the Angel Initiative and how the City of Gloucester has been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic. Steve Lesnikoski, the first participant in Gloucester’s ANGEL […]
P.A.A.R.I. is pleased to announce that the Gloucester Angel Initiative will be featured on WCVB’s Chronicle at 7:30 p.m. this evening. The airing comes just after the Angel Initiative celebrated its two year anniversary at the beginning of June. The show will also be live streamed on wcvb.com/chronicle.
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative and its law enforcement partners are praising Adapt Pharma on the ease of use of the company’s 4 mg single-step naloxone spray. Last July, Adapt Pharma donated 10,000 doses of the lifesaving overdose reversal drug to P.A.A.R.I. for distribution to its law enforcement partners. Two human factor studies […]