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Local Activist Proposes Injection Sites

As the entire state is dealing with an opioid addiction one local activist has made a controversial proposal.

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Why Are People Overdosing Behind The Wheel on the Southcoast?

It's a story that's becoming all too familiar on the Southcoast - people overdosing on heroin and powerful painkillers while driving.

Within the past few months, police departments across the region have reported accidents and other cases where the driver of a vehicle was found unresponsive with drug paraphernalia in the passenger seat next to them...

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Spencer Platt via getty images

Plymouth Man Dies After Overdosing Twice In 12 Hours

A Plymouth man died after overdosing on heroin twice in less than 12 hours.

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New Bedford Sees Four Heroin Overdoses in a Matter of Hours

The City of New Bedford saw a rash of heroin overdoses Monday.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says four overdoses were reported to police within a matter of seven hours...

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Spencer Platt via getty images

16 Heroin Overdoses Reported In One Day Alone In Massachusetts City

Everyone must understand that addiction is a disease. Just recently, as young as a 14-year old from Acushnet, we read about overdoses each and every new week in New Bedford. Everyone from local authorities, to the governor, are concerned about this public health crisis as we now look at a city to the north of us in Brockton.

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State Delivers Grants To Counter Opioid Abuse

Forty Massachusetts communities, including New Bedford, are receiving state funds to help stockpile supplies of a drug that can counter opioid overdoses...

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Rep. Cabral Says Drug Crisis Needs Funding For Treatment And Recovery Programs

Beacon Hill observers say opioid abuse remains a top legislative priority.

The House last week supported a bill that increases penalties for persons with ten grams or more of fentanyl, and Gov...

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Credit: Acushnet Fire Dept.
Credit: Acushnet Fire Dept.

Acushnet Fire Chief Displays Purple Flags For Overdose Victims

If you drive by the Acushnet Central Fire Station on Main St. you will see a row of purple flags displayed in front, each one representing an overdose that the fire department has had to respond to this year.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Fatal Heroin Overdoses Dwindling In Southcoast

There's been a noticeable decrease in heroin-related deaths in the Southcoast.

Local law enforcement officials cite several factors that are contributing to the lower number of fatal overdoses...

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Narcan Distribution

New Bedford police and firefighters will soon be able to administer an effective antidote to combat the wave of heroin and opioid overdoses sweeping the region and state.

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