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1 02, 2016

Letter to the editor: Quitting is not an option

2018-11-27T13:06:37-05:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Happenings|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Quitting is not an option

As someone who worked in the mental health field for almost 41 years and as a police officer for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health for 27.5 of those years, I see the ongoing overdose crisis as indeed a crisis. The latest in a series of pieces in the South Boston Online: You are right, it is much more than an issue, it is an epidemic or plague and it is killing too many of our folks, especially young people. I have written on this situation several times recently in my weekly commentary in the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge. We can't wish it away or say it is a problem for someone else not us. Sadly, by now this drug issue has impacted so many folks, so [...]

27 01, 2016

Drug series article No. 17: Addressing the ongoing crisis

2016-02-05T16:00:28-05:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Happenings, News|Tags: |Comments Off on Drug series article No. 17: Addressing the ongoing crisis

This is No. 17 in South Boston Online’s series about drug use, abuse and addiction. The numbers are tragic. It is time to make a 2016 New Year resolution about the crucial issue of heroin - and we are being kind when we call it “an issue.” It’s at least an epidemic - more like an old-fashioned plague (deadlier than Ebola). You can help. Don’t let this continue. By RICK WINTERSON In his State of the Commonwealth speech last Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker spoke eloquently about how dull his governing might seem, since he’s devoting his time to fixing things in the commonwealth – “minding the store.” But he made a key, specific point of singling out opioid abuse as a highly important issue. Baker [...]

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