GLOUCESTER — John Rosenthal, co-founder and chairman of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), and Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade are pleased to announce that Steve Lesnikoski — the first person to go through the Gloucester Angel Initiative — is P.A.A.R.I.’s new Care Advocate and
The Gloucester Police Department and P.A.A.R.I. have begun a new outreach effort by paying follow-up visits to victims of nonfatal overdoses.
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. will receive a three-year grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance that will place 25 AmeriCorps members into service at police departments.
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.