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Webinar Connecting Resources to a Community in Need: Worcester Police Addiction Recovery (WPAR) Program

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Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health | Social Work | Substance Abuse and Addiction


Learn how to recognize the signs of substance use that are often overlooked. Communities often have resources available to help those with substance use disorder, as well as help for their families. Because of the stigma this disease carries, many people do not talk about their struggles or how they found help. A city police officer and a recovery coach from the city of Worcester will share the program they have developed to help those in need to find the pathway to recovery. Learn what you can do to alleviate the stigma associated with this disease.

Learning Objectives: Connecting Resources to a Community in Need: Worcester Police Addiction Recovery Program

  • Recognize the signs of substance use
  • Learn about strategies communities are using to reduce fatal overdoses while increasing community awareness and support for individuals and families living with substance use disorder.
  • Learn about community resources available and what you can do to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorder.


addiction, opioids, terminology, stigma, opioid epidemic, substance use disorder, Worcester WPAR program, community resources

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository


Part of a series of webinars on topics related to substance use disorders.



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