These numbers will make you stagger more than a drug addict. WBSM had the exclusive. Their numbers come direct from New Bedford Police.

When it comes to opiate-related overdoses, the numbers are up, way up in 2016 compared to 2015.

Overdoses: 2016-- 679;      2015-- 389

Fatals:         2016--   42;      2015-- 25

I don't want to see people die. These hardcore addicts have to know they're speeding off a cliff. It's not government's responsibility to save them each and every time? Where has personal responsibility gone?

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