NOTE: Many events have been postponed due to COVID-19. Please check event websites for more information.

Latest Past Events

Public Safety Xylazine Training

There has been growing concern of the presence of an animal tranquilizer, xylazine, that has been found in the illicit drug supply. According to the Massachusetts Drug Supply Data Stream program, 1 in 4 heroin/fentanyl samples contained xylazine!

We will be hosting a training in collaboration with the Boston Medical Center’s OBAT TTA team on the current drug trends of xylazine and how best to recognize and respond to xylazine intoxication and overdose. This training will provide important information for both public health and public safety, so all are welcome.

Preventing Accidental Overdose: Counterfeit Pills & What You Need to Know

Westfield Technical Academy Auditorium 33 Smith Ave, Westfield

A free event to provide education and awareness to the issue of easy access to counterfeit pills and other drugs online. For parents/caregivers, community members and organizations. Learn about the changing landscape of substances and what you can do to help. 

Dual Recovery Collaborative


Overdose – “What we can do to make a difference”

Presented by Co-Founders of Safe Coalition: James Derick, President Board of Directors and Jennifer Knight-Levine Executive Director.

Our presenters have firsthand, family lived experience both personally and professionally with the devastating effects of Overdose. This meeting will cover many areas of substance misuse, mental health and overdose. Our caring experts will share what the barriers to treatment have been and what we as a community can do to better support the people that we care so deeply about.