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City of Revere to host community forum to update work on addressing opioid abuse

April 18, 2017

As part of Mayor Brian Arrigo’s commitment to addressing Opioid abuse in the Revere, the City opened the Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office last year at 437 Revere St. At that office, grant-funded staff were hired to increase capacity to address the Opioid problem in our community.

Since the office opened up, the SUDI office has worked to streamline preexisting programs and pursue new funding opportunities to expand its efforts. While there is still much work to do, initial efforts have made a difference, with early reports showing that both fatal and non-fatal overdoses decreased in Revere in 2016.

 To update the public on the ongoing work of the SUD office, discuss future initiatives, and solicit feedback about next steps, the SUD Office, in conjunction with Mayor Arrigo’s office and the Revere Public Schools PTO, will host a community forum on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 5:00 PM, in the Learning Commons at Revere High School.

SUD office staff, Mayor Arrigo’s office, and public safety officials will provide updates on ongoing efforts to address the Opioid crisis. Additionally, there will be a Q&A session, with residents invited to offer feedback on what’s working, what isn’t working, and what other steps the City should look in to moving forward.

In addition to city staff and medical professionals, local direct service providers and medical professionals who participate as part of the City’s SUD Leadership team will be in attendance. Attendees will have expertise across the continuum of care – prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery – and will be available to answer questions residents may have about services available for themselves or for their loved ones.

For further information, please contact Julia Newhall at the City of Revere’s SUD Initiatives office at 781-629-4158 or jnewhall@revere.org.  

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