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Gloucester PD Drug Program Aimed At ‘Changing The Conversation’ On Addiction

A drug program aimed at getting addicts clean rather than sending them to jail goes into effect next week in Gloucester.

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Correctional Officer Dennis Laubner (Photo credit Essex County Sheriff)

Correctional Officer, Inmates Team Up To Save Heroin Overdose Victim’s Life

The correctional officer lost a son to heroin last year.

05/19/2015

Medford police seized drugs, money and an illegal handgun. (Image Credit: Medford Police Department)

Medford Police Arrest 2 After Seizing Heroin, $40k Cash

Two men were arrested after Medford police seized more than $40,000, an illegal gun and 50 grams of heroin.

05/16/2015

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Gloucester Won’t Arrest Heroin Addicts Who Come To Police For Help

Gloucester is taking a new approach in the fight against the heroin epidemic.

05/06/2015

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Officials: More Than 1,000 Mass. Overdose Deaths In 2014

Top state and federal officials say more than 1,000 people died as a result of opioid-related overdoses in Massachusetts last year.

04/28/2015

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NH Parents Allegedly Overdose On Heroin While Giving Toddler A Bath

Police say the parents of a 3-year-old boy have been charged with endangering his welfare after they overdosed on heroin while giving him a bath in New Hampshire.

04/17/2015

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Moped Driver Charged With Trafficking Cocaine

A Brockton man is facing charges of cocaine trafficking after police pulled him over on his moped.

04/07/2015

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State Doctors’ Group To Meet On Addiction Crisis

The state’s growing heroin and prescription drug abuse crisis is getting the attention of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

04/05/2015

Gov. Baker at Opioid Addiction Working Group hearing (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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217 Suspected Massachusetts Heroin Overdose Deaths This Year

Massachusetts state police are reporting more than 200 suspected heroin overdose deaths during the first three months of this, a figure that doesn’t even include the state’s three largest cities.

04/01/2015

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