Addiction

Gov, Baker announced his plan to fight opioid abuse Monday at the State House. (WBZ-TV)

Baker: $27 Million Needed To Fight Deadly Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

Gov. Baker said he expected the overall task force plan to require about $27 million in new state funding to implement.

06/22/2015

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Baker To Release Details, Recommendations From Opioid Panel

A surge in overdoses claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.

06/21/2015

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Gloucester’s Unique Approach To Deal With Addiction Gathering Steam

As of Sunday, 17 people who have come in to the Gloucester Police department asking for help for their opioid addiction have been admitted to the the department’s ANGEL program.

06/16/2015

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NightSide – Dealing With Opiate Addiction

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts, like many other states across the country, is dealing with an increasing opiate addiction problem. Many lives and millions of dollars are being lost as more and more people fall into […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/10/2015

Manchester police cruiser. (File photo)

NH Shelter Taking Unique Approach Draws Addicts Across State Lines

Most homeless shelters have a no drug or alcohol policy.

05/19/2015

Gov. Baker at an Opioid Addiction Working Group hearing in April. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Lawmakers Hope To Turn Addicts’ Horror Stories Into Solutions

Families who have suffered through addiction are sharing their stories with top state lawmakers.

04/02/2015

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Happy New Year!

Most folks have overindulged in oh so many ways. And now we have begun to wonder how on earth we are going to undo the damage done?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/31/2014

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NH Officials Seek Solutions For Spike In Heroin Overdoses

Through the first nine months of this year, New Hampshire has already counted almost as many heroin overdose deaths as all of 2013

10/25/2014

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MGH Researchers Discover UV Radiation May Be Addictive

New research from Mass General Hospital shows there may be something addictive about UV radiation.

07/09/2014

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Heroin: From Prescription To Addiction (Part 8)

Members of law enforcement agree that you cannot “arrest your way out” of the current drug addiction epidemic, but they will still take “the wins” when they can.

06/25/2014

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