Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

On behalf of the City of Revere and the Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office,  I am writing to invite you to a community forum on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM in the Learning Commons at Revere High School.

As part of my commitment to addressing the Opioid epidemic 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 its opening, 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.

The purpose of this event is to update the public about the ongoing work of the SUDI Office, discuss future initiatives, and solicit feedback about next steps. Furthermore, there will be a Q&A session, with an opportunity for residents to offer feedback on what’s working, what isn’t working, and what other steps the City should consider in moving forward.

Lastly, the City’s SUD Leadership team will be in attendance. This cross-sector group brings a unique expertise that cuts 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 [email protected] All are welcome at the event, but we kindly request that elected officials attending reach out in advance to the SUD office to RSVP.

I look forward to seeing you at the event.



 Brian M. Arrigo

City of Revere

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