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Treating Addiction in Court

“[Drug courts] don’t make a distinction between medical treatment and … us to treat are those really young, 20-something heroin kids,” Stevens said. Read more: Treating Addiction in Court
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Matthew Jonathon Bennett, 25, a life cut short

… with addiction for the last 11 years, died Sunday, June 12, of a drug overdose in Baltimore. … It was then that he abused drugs, his family said. … Since age 15, he had been at the Caron Foundation for addiction treatment twice and … Read more: Matthew...
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Opioid epidemic: 'Enough is enough'

2 in the nation for drug overdose death rates. In 2014, the most recent year for which complete statistics are available, about 47,000 people died of … Read more: Opioid epidemic: ‘Enough is enough’
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Overdose fatalities almost double

These numbers have highlighted a new trend in the drug epidemic. … There is not a single county that has not experienced drug overdose fatality. … More than three families a day are shattered by this epidemic of untimely death. Read more: Overdose fatalities almost double
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Newton man admits giving friend lethal heroin dose

Newton man admits giving friend lethal heroin dose … to three to 13 years in prison, but could be eligible for parole after completing a drug program. He and a Boston man were indicted in connection with the overdose death on Sept. Read more: Newton man admits giving...
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