Lawmakers are pledging to increase treatment and recovery services in the Boston area.
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WBZ’s Mary Blake has the story of a Fall River superstar’s fall from grace, and subsequent redemption.
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The alarming increase in the number of fatal drug overdoses in recent months, has prompted action on the part of government leaders.
Research shows it takes, on average, three attempts for an addict to achieve sobriety, before their treatment is a success. This means treatment cycles are often repeated.
Since its inception ten years ago, a Raynham group called ‘Learn to Cope’ has grown statewide, from one chapter to twelve.
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.