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Substance Use Disorder and Homelessness Initiatives (SUDHI) Office

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About Us

Overview

The City of Revere’s Substance Use Disorder Initiatives Office (SUDI) opened in 2016 to streamline the existing programs and increase the City's capacity to help those affected by substance use disorders. As a municipal department, SUDI oversees the strategic coherence of SUD-related efforts and manages the day-to-day operations of the work.

In April 2020, as part of the city’s overall emergency response to Covid-19, the SUDI and Veteran Service offices partnered to create the Covid-19 Emergency Housing and Homelessness Response (EHHR) Program to address the needs and challenges of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. To address the ongoing use, the SUDI office has evolved into the Substance Use Disorder & Homeless Initiatives Office (SUDHI).

We envision a community where every human being is treated with dignity and respect and is empowered to meet their full potential

Our mission is to facilitate systems change that transforms the way we think about and address homelessness and drug and alcohol-related issues

Our mandate is to provide subject-matter expertise and build collective capacity across and within multiple levels and settings 

Post-Overdose Outreach

Our Post-Overdose Outreach Program provides comprehensive education, navigation, and support to individuals and families who’ve recently experienced a drug-related overdose. Our harm reduction specialists, outreach workers, and public health team members visit locations where a suspected drug-related overdose may have occurred and provide harm reduction education, overdose prevention training, and harm reduction kit distribution.

Harm Reduction kits include Narcan doses, disposable CPR masks, fentanyl test strips, and helpful resources. If you, your family, or your business is interested in receiving education on Narcan, please contact our office at 781-629-4158. Click here for more information about opioid overdose data and other statistics at the state and local level.

Harm Reduction Services

Health Innovations Inc. (HI) is a non-profit community-based organization that provides nurse-driven “innovative” mobile and office-based health and human services to underserved, vulnerable populations in non-traditional settings.

Health Innovations harm reduction services include:

  • HIV, Hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infection  testing
  • Connection to medical/mental healthcare and  treatment for drug and alcohol disorders  Naloxone distribution
  • Syringe exchange services
  • Risk reduction counseling and supplies to reduce  the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C infections

Coming Soon:  Revere’s own Harm Reduction Vending Machine.  Stay tuned for more information. 

Medication and Safe Syringe Disposal

Medicine drop boxes are the best way to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and nonprescription medication. Unused or expired medications can pose a risk to children, family members, and the environment.

Prescription Dropbox Location  

Revere Police Department  
400 Revere Beach Pkwy.  
Revere, MA 02151

People use syringes for many health care conditions at home,  including diabetes, allergies, multiple sclerosis, and more. The safe disposal of needles, syringes, and lancets (sharps) protect residents, City workers, and the environment.

What to do with used syringes

  • Used syringes and other sharps should always be placed in a sharps container and disposed of safely. If you do not have a sharps container, you can also place used syringes and sharps in a plastic water bottle which you can then dispose of safely.
  • Bring them to a drop-off site (see list of drop-off site locations below).
  • IV drug users can enroll in a Needle Exchange Program and participate in other harm reduction services.

If you find a needle outside

Please call 311 and tell us the location of the needle or needles with as much detail as possible. Our team will find and collect the needle.

Treatment Locator

MA Substance Use Helpline

The Helpline. A comprehensive and up-to-date statewide public resource for finding substance use treatment,  recovery, and problem gambling services. Helpline services are free and confidential. 

Shatterproof ATLAS. An Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and  Standards Platform.

Recovery Services and Centers

Get Involved

Everyone has a role to play in ending the overdose crisis. Here are some ways to get involved.

Stop the Stigma Words Matter Pledge

https://www.bmc.org/sites/default/files/addiction/grayken-pledge-co-branded.pdf

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