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Public Safety, Behavioral Health & Community Responses to Drug Overdoses
February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Opioid Task Force Public Safety & Justice Committee invites you to come learn about Public Safety, Behavioral Health & Community Responses to Drug Overdoses.
The Drug Addiction and Recovery Team (DART) is a free county-wide service run out of the City of Northampton’s Health Department that supports people who are at risk for an opioid overdose or family members affected by overdose. DART is made up of specially trained recovery coaches, harm reduction specialists, and police officers who provide:
- Access to harm reduction tools, such as NARCAN and safety plans for use.
- Connections to community resources.
- Short or long-term recovery support.
Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper and DART Officer Adam Van Buskirk will share how their DART Team helps to support individuals impacted by opioid misuse. Cherry Sullivan and Michele Farry of Hampshire HOPE will also be on hand to talk about Hampshire County DART efforts. This event is free and open to everyone. RSVPs not required. For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 775-7474.