From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The police chief and district attorney were among officials who explored local effects of the opioid epidemic at a forum Tuesday night.
Norfolk County DA Michael Morrissey, Police Chief Gerard Daigle, officials from Wrentham District Court, area substance-abuse activists and a recovering addict discussed the scope of the problem, ways it had been addressed in recent years and their personal experiences.
Daigle said he had deep roots in the community, and had seen many changes. For most of his 32 years in the department, overdoses had been an occasional matter.
“All of a sudden, it’s been brought to the forefront,” he said at the Bellingham Public Library. “I’ve seen kids and parents struggling with this crisis... it hits home a lot.”Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
"The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the second significant package to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic, including legislation titled An act relative to Combating addiction, Accessing treatment, Reducing prescriptions and Enhancing prevention (CARE Act) and administrative actions.
These proposals will:
- Increase access to treatment and recovery services
- Strengthen education and prevention efforts
- Seek regulatory relief from the federal government to increase treatment access
These initiatives build upon and expand the Commonwealth’s prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery strategies unveiled in June 2015 and the STEP Act, legislation authored by the Baker-Polito Administration in October 2015 and enacted in March 2016, which expanded treatment, created new education programs and instituted the nation’s first seven day limit on opioid prescriptions for adults."
Continue reading the press release online
|Comprehensive plan includes combating addiction, accessing treatment, |
reducing prescriptions and enhancing prevention
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