BOSTON — Executive Director Zoe Grover and Co-Founder and Board Chair John Rosenthal of the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) applaud President Biden and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for releasing model state laws aimed at expanding first-responder deflection programs such as PAARI has led nationwide. Since 2015, PAARI […]
PERF Daily Critical Issues Report: The Opioid Epidemic During the Pandemic
Recently released data suggest that, after decreasing in 2018, drug overdose deaths in the United States rose in 2019 and have continued to increase this year as the pandemic has increased isolation and disrupted access to treatment efforts. To get some insights on what is happening, PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler interviewed Allie Hunter of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative. […]
Guest Post from Sgt. Sarko Gergerian, Winthrop Police Department
Winthrop Police Department is one of 11 police departments participating in a pilot project to utilize fentanyl test strips as a new tool to engage people with opioid use disorder and help prevent overdose deaths. We are in extraordinary times. Every day we hear words like unprecedented, historic, and unbelievable as descriptors for the current state of affairs. […]
*MEDIA ADVISORY* P.A.A.R.I. Leaders to Visit White House to Discuss the Role of Law Enforcement in Addressing the Drug Crisis with Vice President Mike Pence
A delegation of leaders from the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative will travel to Washington tomorrow for a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House.
P.A.A.R.I. to Host Second Annual 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 second annual National Law Enforcement Summit this December.
Five P.A.A.R.I. Recovery Coaches Join Boston Police Department through AmeriCorps Program
GLOUCESTER — Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce that five Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) recovery coaches have been sworn in as AmeriCorps members to contribute to the Boston Police Department’s addiction and recovery efforts.