BOSTON — Executive Director Allie Hunter and Co-Founder and Board Chair John Rosenthal announce that P.A.A.R.I. is partnering with four police departments and local experts to provide training on behavioral health and substance use disorder. Training will take place on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Training will be provided […]
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 […]
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 David Toto’s write up for July 2020 to give you an inside look of what it’s like to be a Recovery Corps Member, especially during COVID-19. David serves as a Recovery Coach with […]
BOSTON — Co-Founder and Chairman of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) John Rosenthal and Executive Director Allie Hunter are pleased to announce that P.A.A.R.I.’s National Recovery Corps is more than doubling in size for its 2020-2021 program year.
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 […]