BEVERLY — When it comes to the heroin epidemic, nobody disputes the notion that there is an overwhelming demand for treatment. But if the demand is so great, why haven’t treatment centers been popping up like convenience stores?

BOSTON — A surge in deadly heroin overdoses is forcing state leaders in Massachusetts to rethink how to combat drug trafficking while improving access to treatment for addicts.

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Haverhill, MA - John Clifford "Cliff" MacDonald, age 83, of Haverhill, died peacefully Tuesday morning, February 11, 2020, at Brigham Manor Nursing Home in Newburyport. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, September 19, 1936, he was one of three children of the late George and Katherine (Clifford)…

Newburyport, MA - Christine P. (Rudzinski) Demski, age 70, of Newburyport, died February 15, 2020, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, June 5, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Harriet (Jancewicz) Rudzinsk…