PAARI: Supporting local police departments

The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) is a nonprofit organization in Newton, Mass., that supports the Gloucester Police addiction initiatives, aids other police departments to implement similar programs and works to foster a dialogue around the unique opportunity for police departments to take direct action against the disease of drug addiction in their communities.…


Esri: Mapping the Opioid Epidemic

Mapping and analytics company Esri created an interactive series of maps demonstrating the widespread impact of opioids. The maps show where opioids are most prevalent and where drug poisoning deaths are happening across the country. Counties and cities can also learn how to map their own data to take action against abuse and addiction.

Opioids Report, Massachusetts Municipal Assoc., January 2016, a state-specific report adopted early in the crisis with 10 broad recommendations

In the summer of 2014, the Massachusetts Municipal Association created a special Municipal Opioid Addiction and Overdose Prevention Task Force to assist local officials as they take action in their communities. The Task Force has focused its efforts in several key areas, including identifying opportunities for leadership at home and across the state, enhancing intra-…