Substanceuse disorder is an ongoing public health concern in Lowell, as it is throughoutthe country. The Substance Abuse and Prevention Division works with a widenetwork of health, safety, and educational organizations throughout the cityand the region to address the issues around substance misuse and abuse.
Providecredible and accurate information regarding initiatives and efforts to addressSubstance Use Disorder in the city.
Provideoutreach education to schools, youth and family serving agencies, and communityorganizations.
Connectindividuals with Substance Use Disorder and families with treatment options andsupport and recovery resources.
Workto ensure adequate treatment options to meet the needs of the community.
Workto effect changes to social norms around Substance Use Disorder.
Promotea deeper understanding of Substance Use Disorder as a disease.
Provideproper disposal of unwanted medications and sharps (needles, lancets, EpiPens).
Collaboratewith community agencies to promote and implement prevention and harm reductionefforts.
Strengthenknowledge of local substance abuse, mental health, medical, supportive, andrecovery resources