Substance use disorder is an ongoing public health concern in Lowell, as it is throughout the country. The Substance Abuse and Prevention Division works with a wide network of health, safety, and educational organizations throughout the city and the region to address the issues around substance abuse.
Provide credible and accurate information regarding initiatives and efforts to address Substance Use Disorder in the city.
Provide outreach education
Connect individuals with Substance Use Disorder and families with treatment options and community resources
Work to ensure adequate treatment options to meet the needs of the community
Work to effect changes to social norms around Substance Use Disorder
Promote understanding of Substance Use Disorder as a disease
Provide proper disposal of unwanted medications and sharps (needles) options