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New Bedford Has Fourth Highest Opioid-Related Death Rate in State for 2015

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released a report, detailing the number of opioid-related deaths the state has seen in the past several years...

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Roommate Finds New Bedford Man Dead of Suspected Heroin Overdose

Another suspected heroin overdose claims the life of a New Bedford man.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the 52-year-old man was found unresponsive in his Beetle Street apartment around 8:30pm Wednesday night...

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New England Governors: Fighting Stigma Key to Opioid Battle

BOSTON (AP) _ All six New England governors say fighting the social stigma associated with addiction is key to battling the opioid crisis raging across the region, claiming thousands of lives...

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Massachusetts Towns With Most Opioids Deaths

Opioid deaths are clearly on the rise in Massachusetts and several Southcoast towns are among the those with the highest numbers of them.

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Bill Targeting Opioid Abuse

BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts House and Senate have given final approval to a wide-ranging effort to address the state's deadly opioid addiction crisis...

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Jon Faria/TSM

Forum Continues The Drug-Abuse Discussion In Dartmouth

The discussion on solving opioid abuse continued on Wednesday night at the Dartmouth Middle School.

Professionals from different fields lead the forum by speaking about their experience with drug addicts, and how to possibley help break the habbit...

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Mayor Sees Progress with State Opioid Legislation

Mayor Jon Mitchell says a bill forged by the House and Senate to curb opioid abuse is good progress.

The bill, pending approval by the Legislature and the Governor, would limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for each script...

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Vermont Battles With Deadly Heroin Epidemic
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Dartmouth Hosting Public Forum on Opioid Abuse

The Town of Dartmouth has assembled a panel to publicly discuss the local effects of and possible solutions to the opioid epidemic.

Dartmouth Police Detective Kyle Costa says Wednesday night's discussion will ask some key questions...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Mayor Against Idea of Supervised Heroin Injections

When it comes to the opioid epidemic throughout the nation, almost any suggestion to fix the problem is welcome.

This week, the mayor of Ithaca, New York, proposed opening a facility where heroin addicts could take the drug under supervision, hopefully curbing the amount of overdoses in the community...

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New Bedford Councillor Interested in Proposal for Statewide Drug Turn-In Program

Proposed legislation in the Massachusetts House would somewhat expand Gloucester's police department policy of not charging people who willfully turn in their drugs and paraphernalia...

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