posted on: 12/6/2016

Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces that on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Dover Police Department is coordinating the Strafford County Community Recovery Day. This event will take place at the McConnell Center Cafe which will be filled with prevention, treatment and recovery resources.

“The Dover community has been hit hard by the heroin and opioid epidemic and experienced 11 fatal overdoses in 2016,” Colarusso said. “The Dover Police Department is committed to helping anyone struggling with addiction get connected to available treatment and recovery resources.”  

Strafford County Recovery Day offers help to those fighting addiction

posted on: 12/6/2016

Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces that on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Dover Police Department is coordinating the Strafford County Community Recovery Day. This event will take place at the McConnell Center Cafe which will be filled with prevention, treatment and recovery resources.

“The Dover community has been hit hard by the heroin and opioid epidemic and experienced 11 fatal overdoses in 2016,” Colarusso said. “The Dover Police Department is committed to helping anyone struggling with addiction get connected to available treatment and recovery resources.”

Members of the public can go to Recovery Day to find the resources necessary to take the next steps towards their own recovery or to assist a loved one with getting the help they need. Others can come just to find out more information about the heroin and opioid crisis that has been taking such a heavy toll on our communities.

Recovery Coaches will be available on site to assist those looking to find resources ranging from individual/group counseling to residential treatment programs.

In addition to the resource fair, there will be a variety of meetings and trainings offered throughout the event. The schedule is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – Individuals in recovery will share their personal stories
  • 11 a.m. – ALL Recovery Meeting
  • 12 p.m. – Naloxone (Narcan) training and free kits will be distributed
  • 1 p.m. – Family support group meeting

An “Amnesty Box” will be available where attendees can anonymously dispose any illicit drugs, prescription drugs or paraphernalia with no questions asked.

This program is being coordinated by the Dover Police Department and the Dover Coalition for Youth with support provided by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

For more information visit www.DoverCoalition.org or contact Vicki Hebert at 603-516-3279 or v.hebert@dover.nh.gov.