PAARI http://paariusa.org The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Wed, 16 May 2018 19:41:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i0.wp.com/paariusa.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2015/06/PAARI_Logo_PUB_052815-02-11-5570acc8v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 PAARI http://paariusa.org 32 32 93051737 P.A.A.R.I. Partner La Porte County’s Detox Now Program Featured on WSBT http://paariusa.org/2018/05/16/p-a-a-r-i-partner-la-porte-countys-detox-now-program-featured-on-wsbt/ http://paariusa.org/2018/05/16/p-a-a-r-i-partner-la-porte-countys-detox-now-program-featured-on-wsbt/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 15:15:55 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4594 P.A.A.R.I.’s partner agency in La Porte County, Indiana was recently featured on WSBT, a CBS television affiliate, for their Detox Now program. The program is modeled after the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative. To view the news clip, click here.  

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P.A.A.R.I.’s partner agency in La Porte County, Indiana was recently featured on WSBT, a CBS television affiliate, for their Detox Now program. The program is modeled after the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative. To view the news clip, click here.

 

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P.A.A.R.I. to Partner with Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office on Opioid Outreach Initiative http://paariusa.org/2018/05/16/p-a-a-r-i-to-partner-with-pennsylvania-attorney-generals-office-on-opioid-outreach-initiative/ http://paariusa.org/2018/05/16/p-a-a-r-i-to-partner-with-pennsylvania-attorney-generals-office-on-opioid-outreach-initiative/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 14:48:01 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4592 P.A.A.R.I. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office to roll out an opioid outreach initiative. For more information about the program, read the article featured in States Top Leading News by clicking here.    

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P.A.A.R.I. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office to roll out an opioid outreach initiative. For more information about the program, read the article featured in States Top Leading News by clicking here.

 

 

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P.A.A.R.I. Programs Featured in CBC Canada Article http://paariusa.org/2018/04/30/p-a-a-r-i-programs-featured-in-cbc-canada-article/ http://paariusa.org/2018/04/30/p-a-a-r-i-programs-featured-in-cbc-canada-article/#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:08:55 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4575 P.A.A.R.I. and it's partner law enforcement programs were recently featured in a CBC Canada article which suggested that similar programs could be a solution for meth addicts in Manitoba.

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P.A.A.R.I. and it’s partner law enforcement programs were recently featured in a CBC Canada article which suggested that similar programs could be a solution for meth addicts in Manitoba. The article also highlighted the Arlington Outreach Initiative and Chief Fred Ryan’s insights. Earlier this year, Chief Ryan represented agencies from across the country and presented the Arlington Police Department’s program to law enforcement officials in Ottawa.

Click here to read the full article.

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Photos: Seattle Police Department Announces Donation from P.A.A.R.I. at Press Conference http://paariusa.org/2018/04/10/photos-seattle-police-department-announces-donation-from-p-a-a-r-i-at-press-conference/ http://paariusa.org/2018/04/10/photos-seattle-police-department-announces-donation-from-p-a-a-r-i-at-press-conference/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:38:40 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4529 On Thursday, April 5, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade and Board Member Gil Kerlikowske joined the Seattle Police Department to announce that it received a donation from P.A.A.R.I. to expand its lifesaving nasal naloxone program.

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On Thursday, April 5, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade and Board Member Gil Kerlikowske joined the Seattle Police Department to announce that it received a donation from P.A.A.R.I. to expand its lifesaving nasal naloxone program.

Several media outlets covered the event:

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Video: P.A.A.R.I. Makes Donation to Seattle Police Department’s Nasal Naloxone Program http://paariusa.org/2018/04/05/video-p-a-a-r-i-makes-donation-to-seattle-police-departments-nasal-naloxone-program/ http://paariusa.org/2018/04/05/video-p-a-a-r-i-makes-donation-to-seattle-police-departments-nasal-naloxone-program/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:20:38 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4520 Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade and Board Member Gil Kerlikowske were on hand today as the Seattle Police Department announced it had received a donation from P.A.A.R.I. to expand its lifesaving nasal naloxone program. 

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Seattle — Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade and Board Member Gil Kerlikowske were on hand today as the Seattle Police Department announced it had received a donation from P.A.A.R.I. to expand its lifesaving nasal naloxone program.

Here’s video of the press conference announcing the partnership:

 

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P.A.A.R.I. Featured in NY Times Editorial on America’s Eight-Step Program for Treating Opioid Addiction http://paariusa.org/2017/10/02/p-r-featured-ny-times-editorial-americas-eight-step-program-treating-opioid-addiction/ http://paariusa.org/2017/10/02/p-r-featured-ny-times-editorial-americas-eight-step-program-treating-opioid-addiction/#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:41:20 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=3920 In an editorial published by the New York Times on Sept. 30, P.A.A.R.I. is featured as one of the eight steps that should be taken to combat opioid addiction.

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In an editorial published by the New York Times on Sept. 30, P.A.A.R.I. is featured as one of the eight steps that should be taken to combat opioid addiction.

“Drug overdoses, nearly two-thirds of them from prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic opioids, killed some 64,000 Americans last year, over 20 percent more than in 2015,” the article reads. “That is also more than double the number in 2005, and nearly quadruple the number in 2000, when accidental falls killed more Americans than opioid overdoses.”

To address this national crisis, the New York Times outlines several steps to take, some of which come from the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

The second recommendation, “treat, don’t arrest,” highlights that nearly 300 law enforcement agencies have joined P.A.A.R.I., which helps those struggling with the disease of addiction get the help they need to recover by working with their local police department. This initiative has been proven to bring about more lasting results and costs less than repeatedly arresting drug offenders.

For the complete list of the steps, read the entire article here.

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*VIDEO* Nashville, North Carolina Police Department Featured on CNN http://paariusa.org/2017/07/24/video-nashville-north-carolina-police-department-featured-cnn/ http://paariusa.org/2017/07/24/video-nashville-north-carolina-police-department-featured-cnn/#respond Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:15:42 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=3739 The Nashville, North Carolina Police Department's HOPE Initiative was featured in a video segment on CNN yesterday.

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The Nashville, North Carolina Police Department’s HOPE Initiative was featured in a video segment on CNN yesterday. The video highlights the success of the Nashville Police Department’s police assisted opioid recovery program, as well as the success story of Thomas Spike, who got sober through the HOPE Initiative.

Modeled after the Gloucester Police Department’s Angel Initiative, the HOPE Initiative aims to assist those struggling with addicting to get the help they need without fear of arrest. Since the department’s HOPE Initiative launched in February 2016, 172 people from all over North Carolina, as well as Pennsylvania and California, have gone through the program to get help. Additionally, police have seen a 40 percent drop in crimes related to a substance abuse disorder such as shoplifting, larceny and car break-ins.

To view the entire video, click here.

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P.A.A.R.I. Participates in First-Ever Joint Plymouth County Outreach Meeting http://paariusa.org/2017/07/18/p-r-participates-first-ever-joint-plymouth-county-outreach-meeting/ http://paariusa.org/2017/07/18/p-r-participates-first-ever-joint-plymouth-county-outreach-meeting/#respond Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:56:11 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=3722 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.

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PLYMOUTH — P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade was in Plymouth Tuesday morning for the first-ever joint meeting between the northern and southern regions of Plymouth County Outreach (PCO).

The meeting brought law enforcement and recovery partners from throughout Plymouth County together to share their ideas and collaborate to curb opioid use in the county.

“This was a powerful event that we were honored to be involved with,” Hunter McDade said. “The level of commitment to saving lives and increasing access to treatment that was on display was truly inspiring to see.”

Among the 180 people in attendance Tuesday were representatives from all 27 police departments in Plymouth County. The event was co-hosted by East Bridgewater Police Chief Scott Allen and Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri, who are both P.A.A.R.I. National Police Council members.

The joint meeting, which marked the first time the north and south regions of PCO met together, also featured P.A.A.R.I. board member and former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske as its keynote speaker.

 

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VIDEO: Gloucester Angel Initiative Featured on Chronicle http://paariusa.org/2017/06/23/video-gloucester-angel-initiative-featured-chronicle/ http://paariusa.org/2017/06/23/video-gloucester-angel-initiative-featured-chronicle/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:09:42 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=3625 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 […]

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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 Initiative, shared his experience with addiction and how working with the police department gave him confidence and success in recovery that he didn’t feel he could get working with hospitals or other treatment programs.

Gloucester’s own Mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, shared her personal story of how addiction has touched her life and how powerful that police assisted recovery can be.

As a result of the Gloucester Police Department and P.A.A.R.I.’s work, the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and The Fishing Partnership have begun working together to provide education and training for fishermen on using the opioid reversal drug Narcan and carrying it on their boats.

Recovering addicts and families of those who have suffered fatal overdoses shared their stories and experiences working with Gloucester’s Angel Initiative and P.A.A.R.I. Many spoke about the stigma of addiction and how much of a barrier to treatment and recovery that it can place on those who suffer from the disease of addiction.

The final segment of the program highlighted the success of the Angel Initiative and P.A.A.R.I. — more than 500 addicts have been placed into treatment with the help of local police since the program’s inception two years ago. Additionally, 262 law enforcement agencies from 30 states have partnered with P.A.A.R.I. and developed similar initiatives in their own departments.

To view each segment, follow the links below:

Segment One
Segment Two
Segment Three
Segment Four

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Gloucester Angel Initiative to be Featured on Chronicle Tonight http://paariusa.org/2017/06/22/gloucester-angel-initiative-featured-chronicle-tonight/ http://paariusa.org/2017/06/22/gloucester-angel-initiative-featured-chronicle-tonight/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:25:42 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=3615 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.    

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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.

 

 

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