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Substance Use Programs & Initiatives

The current opiate crisis can affect individuals and families from all walks of life. Towns and cities throughout New England have been impacted tremendously. In Chelsea, as part of the City’s public health response to the opiate crisis, first responders and harm-reduction professionals visit individuals that have recently experienced an overdose. The aim is to guide individuals to treatment options and ultimately a path to recovery. Overdose awareness and support is also provided to family members.

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If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact Dan Cortez: 617-466-4807 / dcortez@chelseama.gov

Community Navigators- Intervention

The Chelsea Police Department supervises two community health navigators in partnership with North Suffolk Mental Health Association. These individuals serve as recovery coaches and are in recovery themselves. They are knowledgeable about treatment options and other services available to individuals that may be suffering with addiction and mental health issues and those that may be experiencing homelessness.

If you would like to refer someone to a navigator, please contact Dan Cortez: 617-466-4807 / dcortez@chelseama.gov