Candidate's Viewpoint: Eric Lesser Discusses Policies to Address Heroin Addiction

Candidate's viewpoint: Eric Lesser discusses policies to address heroin addiction
First, we need to be serious about getting our share of state resources to treat heroin addiction. Massachusetts currently has 21 drug courts that send non-violent users to treatment instead of prison, an approach that both saves the Commonwealth money …
Read more on MassLive.com


Addicts ask court for prescription heroin
The second, the Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness, or SALOME, began in 2011. The study is comparing the effectiveness of hydromorphone, a synthetic drug approved for use to control pain, and pharmaceutical heroin in treating …
Read more on Bay Today


Hultgren on heroin prevention: 'A top priority'
Hultgren said he wants to do everything possible to educate the public about heroin and its dangers; support those affected by drug abuse; and provide lifetime care as part of overall treatment, recognizing that heroin addiction is a lifelong struggle …
Read more on Kane County Chronicle


Heroin a drain on Children Services
There are about 450 children in foster care, many of them outside the county. Social workers who spoke exclusively with the Journal-News say not only are their caseloads ballooning because of the drug, but they are frustrated by the fact they can't get …
Read more on Hamilton Journal News (subscription)

More Treatment Of Heroin Information…