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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, hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm. Get help and never worry alone.
- William James College Interface Referral Service (888-244-6843)- Mental health and wellness (including addiction treatment/recovery resources) referral Helpline accessible Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Available for children, adults and families as well as educators and mental health professionals. Call to be matched with a specialist in your preferred location, insurance and specialty needs.
- Newton Wellesley Hospital Substance Use Services (SUS)- Newton Wellesley Hospital's Substance Use Services provide consultative inpatient and outpatient services to patients suffering from addiction or substance use disorder. The services that they provide include consultations, medication-assisted treatment, and education. Contact: 617-243-6062
- Massachusetts Helpline- The Helpline is the only statewide public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Contact: 800-327-5050
- New England Addiction Outreach- Provides daily updates on available detox beds (see Facebook page for more details) community outreach, treatment consulting and recovery coaching.
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health- Provides resources, statistics, and more information on the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts.
NewTV produces video about opioid prevention resources in Newton
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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 assist with some of the goals of Newton PATH and help support family & friends of people struggling with addiction. This group meets just about once per month. For more information (including how to sign up), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Event Recap: Drop-in Recovery Resource Night December 7, 2017
On December 7th, Newton hosted a Drop-in Recovery Resource night in collaboration with Metro Boston Project Outreach (a collaboration of the Health and Police Departments of Belmont, Lexington, Newton, Waltham, Weston, and Watertown). The night featured various recovery organizations and resources for people struggling with addiction.
Event Recap: GATHER FOR HOPE. November 16, 2017
On November 16th, at the American Legion Post 440, we held an event for people with loved ones affected by addiction. We had three speakers Donna White, RN, Jack Reilly (parent), and Linda Botelho (Learn 2 Cope), over 15 different recovery organizations, and a Narcan training.
Event Recap: THE HIGHS & LOWS. April 25, 2017
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.
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.
We promote the following:
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* Per the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report: Facing Addiction in America