Thanks to Everyone Who Made the Living in the Light Gala a Great Success.
April 2, 2016 was a night that will be remembered for many years to come. Thanks to the Gala Committee, Barbara Dunsford, Tom Golden, Scott Whale and our honorees for a great night with an important message. We had 270 guests and raised over $50,000 to treat people of all ages with substance use disorders, the number one public health issue in Lowell. Read the article from the Lowell Sun for a real essence of the event and click the link below for pictures.
The Governor's Opioid Working Group Publishes a Comprehensive and Far Reaching Report to the Governor and the Citizens of the Commonwealth
June 22, 2015 - The Governor's Opioid Working Group, after months of hearings, interviews, and meetings, has released their report with a comprehensive, well-researched report on solutions to the current opioid crisis plaguing communities like Lowell and surrounding towns. Here's a peek at the short-term ( six months to one year) prioritized recommendations:
Prevention- Increase educational offerings for prescribers and patients to promote safe prescriber practices, Develop targeted educational materials for schools, Appoint members to the drug formulary commission, Integrate information about the risks of opioid use and misuse into school athletic programs, Conduct a public awareness campaign.
Continued on our News And Events page with a link to the full report