P.A.A.R.I. cofounder and chair John Rosenthal was quoted this week in a Boston Globe story regarding a proposal to eliminate criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of any controlled substances. Gubernatorial candidate and Harvard Professor Danielle Allen has said that, if elected, she would push to reclassify nonviolent, personal use possession of controlled substances […]
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, […]
PAARI featured in Salem News
P.A.A.R.I. was featured in a Salem News article, which you can read in full here. PAARI’s nationwide movement started right here in Essex County, Massachusetts. The statistics are still grim, and we all can get overwhelmed sometimes. But working together with partners like RIZE Massachusetts, the Evelyn Lilly Lutz Foundation, and many, many more amazing […]
U.S. Surgeon General and White House Drug Czar to Speak at Third Annual P.A.A.R.I. National Law Enforcement Summit
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) is pleased to announce that it will hold its third annual National Law Enforcement Summit next week, with the U.S. Surgeon General and White House Drug Czar confirmed to speak.
P.A.A.R.I. Congratulates Milton Police on new Overdose Response Team
PAARI is pleased to congratulate Chief John King and Milton Police Department for yesterday’s launch of Milton Cares overdose response team. Milton Police Department joins the movement of nearly 500 law enforcement agencies across the country who recognize that addiction is a disease not a crime that needs treatment, not jail. PAARI AmeriCorps Recovery Coach, Kurt Gerold, will be […]
New England’s Opioid Epidemic and P.A.A.R.I.’s Efforts to Fight it Featured in Yankee Magazine
A new in-depth feature in Yankee Magazine delves into how the national opioid crisis is having an especially acute effect on New England, and explores the work being done by P.A.A.R.I, the Gloucester Police Department and others to curtail the epidemic. The story looks beyond the numbers, focusing on the people on the front lines […]
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