Sandwich Police report on Overdose Intervention Program

An open hand, open mind to help addict on road to recovery

An report by Sandwich Police on an interesting program:

Starting last year, the Sandwich Police Department has partnered with Gosnold in a program called the Overdose Intervention Program. A police officer and outreach worker from Gosnold conduct follow up visits with victims of drug overdoses. Visits are meant to show that police have a stake in what happens in our community and feel that offering an open hand and open mind can help an addict on the road to recovery. The goal is that Gosnold will provide them a bed and assistance immediately if they want treatment.

The following are the Sandwich Police Department's statistics on overdoses in 2016:
Total overdoses: 20
Total fatal overdoses: 4
Total PD reversals using Naloxone (Narcan): 4
Total known FD reversals using Naloxone (Narcan): 8

So far in 2017, we have already had 3 overdoses, all which were reversed using Naloxone (Narcan).

By coming together with Gosnold, we have the potential of saving lives and helping those who struggle with addiction in an effort to improve their quality of life. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on