Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, SEpTEmbER 8, 2023 Mayor, Everett Recovery Connection recognize Drug Awareness Month at solemn City Hall ceremony Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the first responders and drug-oriented organizations available in Everett in front of City Hall, all recognizing September as Drug Awareness Month. Everett ’s ERC Services: Substance Abuse Services Coordinator Chris Simonelli and Patti Scalesse. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Substance Abuse Services Coordinator Chis Simonelli join Deputy Fire Chief Will Hurley and First Responders from EFD, E-1 and Fire Prevention. First Responders in Everett: Grant Patch, Deputy Fire Chief Will Hurley, Paul Guarino and Dennis Doris. Mayor Carlo DeMaria is shown addressing the ceremony attendees at Everett City Hall last week. He read an official proclamation recognizing September as Drug Awareness Month. Jess, 10 years sober, spoke on her long road to recovery and how worth the pain was to be free. It’s a day-by-day process, Jess went on to say, and with help, you will get through it. S eptember is Drug Awareness Month in the United States, and Mayor Carlo DeMaria, along with the Everett Fire Dept. and the City’s Everett Recovery Connection (ERC), hope to provide much-needed services to those in need suffering from addiction. Sober Shuttle: Therese Cimino, Joan Thomas, Linda Booker, Kames Booker and Steven LaLiberte. Substance Abuse Services Coordinator Chris Simonelli spoke on Everett’s many options for those who want treatment.

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