Marty Walsh on Drugs
Marty will create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services in City Hall within the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). This office will collaborate with other city and non-profit agencies in Boston to help citizens navigate the complex treatment and recovery support system so that they and their loved ones can get the help they need when they need it. He will expand the current HOTLINE system to include 24-hour coverage. Marty understands that it is imperative help be immediately available when an individual in need of substance abuse services is ready to enter treatment.
Vote on veto override of Section 88 of the FY2004 appropriations. The appropriation in House bill No. 4330 earamrks at least $99,925 for the "Latinos y Ninos" program which addresses the needs of Latino women in substance abuse recovery. The governor's veto message (No. 4365), said "I am vetoing this section because it unnecessarily earmarks the use of funds at the Department of Public Health."
Relevant platform section:Part VI: Safety & Justice: Crime Prevention: "We support increased efforts to work with troubled young people and we support the development of secure substance abuse treatment facilities for adolescents and women."
Source citation: Veto Override, Sec. 88 ; vote number 520
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