The profile of drug addicts in Massachusetts has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. The most notable is that users are young; on average between 15 and 25.
Efforts to tackle the state’s drug addiction epidemic are being made on several fronts.
Massachusetts public safety and health officials are fighting heroin and prescription opiate addition that is leading to an epidemic of overdoses.
A man arrested for leading police on a high speed chase through two states tells officers he was high the whole time.
Thursday night’s Keefer Madness takes us to Greenville, where a very large man hid an insane amount of heroin, crack and pills in his belly button.
Patrick Kennedy, one of the nation’s leading advocates for better treatment of the mentally ill, was in Boston Thursday, sharing his own struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction.
Massachusetts state police say a traffic violations in the western Massachusetts town of Holyoke have led to the arrest of a Vermont woman who was transporting about 1,400 packets of heroin back to her state.
As a result of an investigation and search of the vehicle, police found 100 grams of heroin and 60 grams of cocaine.
A Massachusetts driver and his passenger are in jail in Rhode Island after a state police traffic stop for speeding led to the discovery of 200 packets of suspected heroin in their vehicle.
Two men were arrested in a pair of drug busts in Brockton and Weymouth.