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. […]
Each month, our team of PAARI Recovery Corps Members share a short write up of the month’s activities. We’re pleased to share Elizabeth Ma’s write up for June 2020 to give you an inside look of what it’s like to be a Recovery Corps Member, especially during COVID-19. Elizabeth is serving as a Program Development […]
Amid COVID-19, people with substance use disorders are more vulnerable than ever, and overdoses are on the rise in many communities. Police efforts responding to overdoses and providing pathways to treatment and recovery has never been more important. In our newest roll call video, we’ll walk through a scenario that shows how you might utilize […]
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. […]
** Please note that the deadline for online applications has been extended to May 15, 2020.** In June 2019, PAARI expanded our Recovery Corps program to a national scale through AmeriCorps VISTA. With success in its first year, PAARI is thrilled to continue on into a second year, and seeking law enforcement partners to serve […]
The Police Chiefs of Plymouth County and the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) are pleased to announce the launch of a new component of the Plymouth County Outreach program, which will increase access to treatment and behavioral health services.