BOSTON — The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) Is today announcing the following staffing changes as the organization moves into its seventh year of linking America’s law enforcement community with resources to create a pathway to treatment for their residents in the grip of substance use disorder: Executive Director Allie Hunter, who has […]
Boston Globe Op-Ed by John Rosenthal: Why isn’t the US treating the overdose epidemic like the public health emergency it is?
P.A.A.R.I. cofounder and chair John Rosenthal today had an opinion piece published in the Boston Globe calling attention to the 100,306 Americans who died of drug overdoses from April 2020 to April 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed the overdose epidemic. An excerpt: There have been and continue to be effective treatments, such asmethadone, buprenorphine, […]
P.A.A.R.I. Travels to Maine for Successful Pop-Up Event in South Portland
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter traveled to Maine on Thursday for a pop-up event to call attention to the availability and importance of lifesaving resources for those suffering from substance use disorders including NARCAN, fentanyl test strips and community programs for those suffering and their families.
P.A.A.R.I. Announces Fentanyl Test Strip Pilot Project
11 Massachusetts Police Departments Selected to Participate BOSTON — The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) has partnered with 11 Massachusetts police departments to utilize fentanyl test strips as a new tool to engage people with opioid use disorder and help prevent overdose deaths. The three-month pilot project, made possible by a $150,000 […]
P.A.A.R.I. Survival Kits Distributed to County Jails in Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk County
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Survival Kits have been delivered to Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk County Sheriff’s Departments and will begin to be distributed today, March 25. Boston 25 News Brockton Enterprise Gloucester Times Lowell Sun Wicked Local Concord WBUR News Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network P.A.A.R.I. announced Monday that it had […]
P.A.A.R.I. Launches Survival Kit Program for Those Released from Incarceration Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
BOSTON — Executive Director Allie Hunter announces that the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) has partnered with the Office Based Addiction Treatment Program at Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Healthy Streets and AHOPE of Boston Public Health Commission, and three Massachusetts Sheriff’s Departments to launch a Survival Kit program to reduce […]
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