'Epidemic' Opiate Crisis Addressed at Hearing

'Epidemic' opiate crisis addressed at hearing
Program Director Traci Kasparian of the Fitchburg Habit OPCO, which provides methadone treatments for heroin addicts throughout North Central Massachusetts, said there has been a large influx of patients from Pepperell, which she called "the mecca of …
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Ball Named to Heroin Task Force as Senate Earmarks .95 Million to Combat
The senate proposal includes $ 5 million for increased heroin prevention, treatment and recovery support services; $ 2 million for additional residential intensive treatment beds; $ 500,000 for pharmaceutical take back and $ 450,000 for opioid drug …
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Murphy, Blumenthal Outline Steps To Address Heroin Abuse
Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy said coordinated action at the local, state and federal level is necessary to combat the high rate of heroin overdoses – responsible for 257 deaths in Connecticut in 2013, roughly double that of the previous year.
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Program looks to rehab drug offenders in Calvert County
A common misconception about drug courts is that they should have a 100 percent graduation rate, said Pete Cucinotta, coordinator of the St. Mary's County Adult Substance Abuse Recovery Court, which was implemented in the county in 2009. The national …
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