Drug Addiction and Recovery
The Drug Addiction and Recovery Team (DART) is comprised of specially trained police officers, recovery coaches, and harm reduction specialists who collaborate closely to engage people who have recently overdosed, are at risk for overdose, and their family members with the goal of saving lives. DART takes an innovative approach that moves away from an abstinence or treatment-based model, to one in which harm reduction and building relationships is the core value on which outreach is based. The presentation will include information about a database and case management system, and an online referral system for behavioral health organizations that is close to going live. Presenters Hampshire HOPE coordinator and program assistant J. Cherry Sullivan and Michele Farry, Northampton Recovery Center Director Lynn Ferro and DART Police Officer Adam Van Buskirk will present on the DART program expansion throughout Hampshire County communities.
COSA Monthly Meetings take place at the WWII Club Banquet Room, 50 Conz St., Northampton from 9 – 10:30 AM