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The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 02:20 PM EDT

Drug Dealer Gets Stiff Sentence for Selling Fatal Overdose

Drug Dealer Gets Stiff Sentence for Selling Fatal Overdose

A Massachusetts man who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to a father of two living in a sober house has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 12:29 PM EDT

New England Serves: Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery

New England Serves: Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery

Allie Hunter McDade, the Executive Director of The Police Assisted Addiction And Recovery Initiative speaks to Brian Shactman about the opioid crisis and how there is a frantic effort to figure out what works...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 04:48 PM EDT

This is New England: Opioid Crisis

This is New England: Opioid Crisis

Brian Shactman discusses the opioid crisis with two police chiefs who see this first hand. East Bridgewater Police Chief, Scott Allen and Plymouth Police Chief, Mike Botieri speak about the crisis right now and...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 04:48 PM EDT

Let's Talk About It: Opioid Crisis

Let's Talk About It: Opioid Crisis

Brian Shactman discusses the important issue of our time, the opioid crisis. He talks about the number of related deaths and the people who are suffering from this.  His special documentary, Overdosed: New...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 02:21 PM EDT

Program Gives Drug Buyers Choice Between Arrest, Treatment

Program Gives Drug Buyers Choice Between Arrest, Treatment

People who buy and use illegal drugs may be offered a choice between prosecution and treatment for addiction under a new program being unveiled Thursday in the state's second-largest city.

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