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Tewksbury Police, Learn To Cope Conduct Gift Drive For Those In Addiction Treatment

Dec 27, 2016 02:33PM ● By Bill Gilman

L-R: Deputy Police Chief John Voto; Jennifer Faretra, Director, Tewksbury Treatment Center; Kelley Giasullo, Learn to Cope; Jennie Welch, Community Service Officer, Tewksbury Police Department; and Lieut James Giasullo, Tewksbury Fire Department.

(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Lahey Health Behavioral Services.)

For the second year, the Tewksbury Police Athletic League and the local chapter of Learn to Cope conducted a holiday gift drive for local patients in treatment for addiction over the holidays. 

Operated by Lahey Health Behavioral Services and located in the grounds of Tewksbury State Hospital, Tewksbury's three addiction-treatment facilities provide clinical, medical and counseling services for men, women and their children who are trying to achieve long-term sobriety from opioids, alcohol and other drugs. The three treatment facilities include an inpatient detoxification unit; a residential treatment home for women and their children; and a residential home for men. Together, the facilities provide over 100 treatment beds for residents from the Merrimack Valley and beyond.

The Police Athletic League holiday gift drive is headed up by Deputy Chief John Voto.

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

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