Heroin at the ER: Medical Professionals Try to Save People From Overdoses

Heroin at the ER: Medical professionals try to save people from overdoses
Although there are counselors and medical staff available in the jail to stabilize heroin addicts, there isn't the ability to offer real treatment. Heroin is a particular problem in Rock County as the county was designated as a high intensity drug …
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Editorial: Patrick tackles opiate addiction
Deval Patrick prescribed last week in response to the dramatic increase in opiate addiction – and heroin overdoses – in Massachusetts. Patrick announced a three-pronged approach: funding education and prevention efforts, putting overdose antidotes …
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Special state Senate panel searches locally for cure to drug epidemic
A special legislative panel heard these sad tales and more recently at the Plymouth Public Library while gathering evidence on the scope of the region's heroin problem. But in addition to the horror stories, members of the Special Senate Committee on …
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