On Thursday, September 7th, 2023, The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) and Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern New England co-hosted the third virtual Maine statewide convening. This gathering brought together various participants, including Maine law enforcement agencies, community partners, local residents, and those formerly incarcerated or currently incarcerated in Maine facilities. The […]
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, […]
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.
For today’s Daily Report, PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler spoke with four police officials from Massachusetts and Maine about their harm reduction strategies for reducing opioid overdoses, including the distribution of fentanyl test strips, which individuals can use to detect the presence of fentanyl in their drugs. These four agencies are part of a program organized […]
P.A.A.R.I. is seeking motivated individuals for two roles: A part-time executive assistant supporting P.A.A.R.I. directly and a full-time hub manager who will guide the implementation of a hub model in Plymouth County, Mass.
P.A.A.R.I.’s recent announcement of grant funding to support fatal overdose prevention efforts in Massachusetts and Maine was recently featured in The Jewish Journal. P.A.A.R.I. has been awarded a $149,173 grant from the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA, the University of Baltimore and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-Level Intervention (COOCLI) grant program. […]