A look at how Gloucester went from being a "heroin capital" to a haven for addicts in need of treatment.
When Gloucester began its new approach to fighting opioid abuse June 1, police Chief Leonard Campanello couldn’t predict whether “1 or 100” people might take the department up on its promise to forsake drug possession arrests and instead offer drug users entry into treatment programs.
An ocean of praise has washed over Gloucester since the unveiling of its innovative “angel” program, which treats opioid abusers as addicts in need of help instead of criminals who deserve to be in a jail cell.
Pharmacists are often the gatekeepers in the war against drug abuse, the medical professionals charged with ensuring potentially addictive medications are used properly and do no harm.
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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Amesbury - Elizabeth Anne (Evans) Zabriskie, of Amesbury, just one week shy of her 59th birthday, died Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019, at Exeter Hospital, following a long struggle with pulmonary disease. Born in Amesbury on October 23, 1960, Elizabeth was one of three daughters of the …
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