Tag: addiction

Boston Bull Dogs Run for Recovery 5k

This event will feature a live and a virtual festival of community resources, organizations and businesses supporting wellness in recovery and a tribute honoring those who have been lost to addiction and their families.

SSPR will sponsor up to 4 individuals that are interested in running this 5k!

We are also looking for volunteers interested supporting our outreach table at this event.

Contact Mark Mulhern at 617 645 7101 for more info or to sign up to run.

Challenging Narratives: Understanding Alcohol Use from an Equity Lens

Conventional narratives of the “opioid crisis” or “opioid epidemic” have often ignored the intimate connections between opioid use and alcohol use. One of the leading risk factors for opioid overdose is the mixture of opioids with other depressants, including alcohol. This three-hour training will explore the definition and impacts of alcohol use, recognizing the spectrum of use from abstinence to addiction. Specifically, we will examine the social determinants of alcohol use and seek to understand and challenge inequities (e.g. racial, gender-based, etc.) in treatment and recovery.