The opioid crisis is still claiming too many lives on the SouthCoast. Community activists, police, clergy members and recovery workers mobilize every single day in hopes of saving lives. Carl Alves, President and CEO of Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, joins Jim Phillips for an update on the crisis, and to share his thoughts on what's working and what's not in the ongoing battle against addiction.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at This program can also be heard by downloading the WBSM app.

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