Noted author to speak about having opioid-addicted family members

Updated: Dec. 05, 2021, 4:43 p.m. | Published: Dec. 05, 2021, 4:42 p.m. By Dave Canton [...] Jarrett J. Krosoczka, award-winning author of the young readers’ graphic novel “Hey, Kiddo,” knows well what it is to live with a parent’s addiction. The Hampshire HOPE Opioid Prevention Coalition and related organizations are presenting a virtual event featuring Krosoczka [...]

Northampton Recovery Center fighting addiction with unique approach

by: Jillian Andrews Posted: Nov 10, 2021 / 05:40 PM EST / Updated: Nov 10, 2021 / 07:02 PM EST NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – [...] Drug addiction is very much an issue locally and across the state. The Northampton Recovery Center (NRC) is a peer driven community, just last month celebrating five years in Northampton. There is a life after [...]

Westfield Police Host Drug Addiction & Recovery Team Training

News Flash Posted on: October 28, 2021 Earlier this week the Westfield Police Department hosted a training in Cooperation with Hampshire Hope to form a Drug Addiction & Recovery Team (DART).  The opioid epidemic that has plagued communities nationwide has forced law enforcement to expand the way this problem is dealt with.   Although enforcement [...]

HOPE grows: Expanding fight against addiction

By J. CHERRY SULLIVANand MERRIDITH O’LEARY For the Gazette Published: 9/25/2021 7:59:06 AM "...The newest addition to this team is the Northampton Prevention Coalition, the city’s long-running youth substance use prevention coalition, led by coordinator Kara McLaughlin (who came on board in the summer.) For 10 years, the NPC was based in the school department, [...]

Tributes flow at Northampton Recovery Center’s grand opening

Lynn Ferro, Director of the Northampton Recovery Center talks during the grand opening Thursday, August 26, 2021. By BRIAN STEELE Staff Writer Published: 8/26/2021 9:08:55 PM NORTHAMPTON — “It’s hard for me to talk,” Ralph D’Amico said, choking back tears. “If I knew this type of stuff years ago, I wouldn’t be in [...]

New digs: Northampton Recovery Center settles in at former bakery

Gina Outhuse, top center, of Westfield leads the first meeting of a six-week art group held in the large gathering space of the Northampton Recovery Center's new home on Armory Street in Northampton on Friday, May 21, 2021. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING, Hampshire Gazette 5-22-21 NORTHAMPTON – On April 20, the Northampton Recovery Center [...]

Northampton Recovery Center opens in new, larger space to expand programming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: NRC Director Lynn Ferro (413) 834-8627 Northampton Recovery Center opens in new, larger space to expand programming NORTHAMPTON, MA May 17, 2021 – On April 20, the Northampton Recovery Center (NRC) ushered in an exciting new era, opening a fully-renovated location at 25 Armory Street, in what used [...]

Recovery groups find new ways to connect during pandemic

By TREVOR DAYTON, DAN BICKFORD and JOHN SULLIVAN For the Gazette Published: 4/29/2020 10:18:33 AM It is often said that the answer to the isolation of addiction is community. That begs the question: How do we stay connected in a world where self-quarantining and social distancing have become the norm? This is the story of [...]

Recovery Coaches Offer Nonjudgmental Support To Fill Addiction Treatment Gaps

By KAREN BROWN • FEB 25, 2020 ...“I’ve taken phone calls from police officers that are literally, you know, hot calls,” said Trevor Dayton, a DART recovery coach [and Northampton Recovery Center member.] “This happened less than 60 minutes ago. Can you call them now? They'd like to talk.’ Sometimes that's all it takes — responding in the [...]

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