Heroin Use in Worcester: Top Stories in Central Mass in 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012
The findings prompted the Division of Public Health to make substance abuse and mental health top priorities in the coming years.
Meanwhile, a controversial pilot program from the state's Department of Public Health that distributes prescription drug naloxone, which blocks opioids and restores normal breathing when administered during an overdose, available for free to individuals over the age of 18 who are either current users of opiates or likely to come across a friend or loved one experiencing an overdose garnered criticism from the Main South Alliance for Public Safety for, they argued, offering drug users a sense of confidence that could encourage more use.
- NEW: Worcester Group Wants First Responders to Treat Heroin ODs
- Worcester Heroin Use Twice National Average
- Addicts Treat Own ODs in Controversial Drug Program
- Heroin ODs Up 47 Percent in Worcester