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In a massive operation, federal agents, along with the state police, on May 30 arrested 30 people on charges of selling narcotics, possession of firearms and violating immigration rules in Lawrence, Massachusetts. According to officials, leaders of the drug trafficking ring are illegal immigrants who successfully sold significant quantities of heroin and fentanyl, triggering thousands […]
By: dtrcblog-admin On: 05-30-2016 Category: substance abuse Comment: 0
The recent decision by the newly created opioid unit of the Boston Police Department (BPD) to offer various treatment options rather than jailing the drug addicts is being hailed as a novel step to decriminalize drug addiction and provide hope to the victims of substance use disorders (SUD).
A look at the spike in opioid prescriptions in the United States since the mid-1990s causes not only fear among the Americans, but also a feeling of concern among health policy advocates and lawmakers. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden, “The increasing number of deaths from opioid overdose […]
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, women who need treatment for addiction will no longer be sent to state correctional facility in Framingham. For, a new bill, H 3956, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts aims at ending the practice of civilly committing women to a correctional facility in Framingham. The new law, […]