Recently Frontline aired "Chasing Heroin", a two-hour investigation telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.
Another video to watch is one just aired by Dateline. Filmed at the Gloucester, Mass. Police Department, the program features their "Angel" program. We worked with Chief Campanello and the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI) to help establish our Operation HOPE Program last October. The people we meet and stories we hear through Operation HOPE are nearly identical to those featured by Dateline. It just as easily could have been filmed here in Scarborough. Like in Gloucester, our officers and staff treat our program participants with respect and compassion, and Chief Moulton tries to greet and welcome each person who comes to us for help.
Chief Campanello (below, right) recently paid a visit to SPD and Operation HOPE.