P.A.A.R.I. was one of several groups to take an active role in a Stand Down for Health, Wellness and Recovery this week in Boston’s Seaport. The event was a joint effort by the Building Trades Unions, John Moriarty & Associates and the Building Trades Employers Associations.
Executive Director Allie Hunter led a training on identifying an overdose and administering the lifesaving overdose reversal drug naloxone. P.A.A.R.I. Co-Founder and Chairman John Rosenthal was also on-hand at the event, while Recovery Coaches Anita Cunha and Steve Jutras shared their stories of recovery as well. In addition, Officer Josh De La Rosa from the BPD outreach unit shared the department’s efforts to address the opioid crisis.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was also in attendance.
P.A.A.R.I. is continuing to work with JMA, BTEA and the Building Trades Unions to expand access to nasal naloxone on construction sites, and raise awareness of the impact of the opioid epidemic on the construction industry.