EB HOPE Hosts Successful Substance Abuse Drop-In Center Sessions

East Bridgewater Police Department
John E. Cowan, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Leonard Campanello, Co-Founder
John Rosenthal, Co-founder & Chairman
One Bridge St., Suite #300
Newton, MA 02458

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

EB HOPE Hosts Successful Substance Abuse Drop-In Center Sessions

EAST BRIDGEWATER — Police Chief John Cowan is pleased to announce the EB HOPE Substance Abuse Drop-In Center sessions have yielded positive results since initiation this fall.

In November 2015, EB HOPE began the first of its bi-monthly drop-in center sessions, which were created to proactively assist people suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) and their family and friends.

Since the first meeting on Nov. 5, where seven people attended (four of which are struggling with an SUD), the numbers of guests at the sessions has continued to rise over the last six meetings.

“We are so extremely proud of the amount of people we’ve be able to help through these drop-in centers,” Chief Cowan said. “Whether it’s placing residents with SUDs into treatment, finding support for family and friends, or training attendees on how to use Narcan, we are making a difference and saving lives.”

The next drop-in center will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5-9 p.m.