Mayor Setti Warren and the City of Newton have established a multi-disciplinary working group committed to confronting the opioid crisis and substance use disorder. Newton PATH is made up of members of Health and Human Services, Police, Fire, Drug Court, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton Public Schools, the City Council, and community partners who work in the recovery community. Newton PATH is taking a multi-pronged approach to tackling this complex issue, organized into the PATH acronym Prevention, Awareness, Treatment, and Hope.
The working group, formally launched in late 2015, has made some significant efforts to date and has more underway. For a complete list of Newton PATH's efforts to date, please click HERE.
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If you need more information or need to talk about treatment, support, or other resources, call the Health and Human Services Department at (617) 796-1420. Get help and never worry alone.
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* Per the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report: Facing Addiction in America
STATE ANNOUNCES PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO HELP PARENTS PROTECT KIDS FROM OPIOID MISUSE
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BENCH IN AUBURNDALE COMMEMORATES A LIFE CUT SHORT BY OPIOIDS
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Newton PATH is looking for interested Newton residents to spearhead a community event that will support family & friends of people struggling with addiction. The event will take place fall 2017. For more information (including how to sign up), please click here. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE SAFE PRESCRIBING CONFERENCE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
All Norfolk County Registered Prescribers (MD, DO, DMD, NP, PA and Pharmacists) are invited to attend the Safe Prescribing and Dispensing Conference on September 14th from 7:30am-3:30pm at the Lantana (43 Scanlon Dr., Randolph). Continuing Education Credits available. Click here for more information.
On April 28th, Mayor Warren announced an innovative partnership with Newton-Wellesley Hospital to provide long-term care for those suffering from addiction. Learn more by clicking here.
A judgment-free conversation among teens and adults about the risks and realities of drug & alcohol use. NewTV was there and filming. You can check out their video here.
NewTV was there and filming. Check it out here. The evening included the film, If Only, and a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Michael Jellinek. Panelists included District Attorney Marian Ryan, Dr. Susan Swick, Mike Duggan of Wicked Sober and parent Shannon Brandano.
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