Opioid Special – Somerville Neighborhood News #57 – January 12, 2016 

In the latest segment of Somerville Neighborhood News we take a look at the opioid issue here in Somerville and what efforts are being done to handle this problem. Somerville is not immune to the increase in opioid use and addiction around the country. In Massachusetts, Governor Baker has proposed legislation to support medical personnel, tighten prescribing regulations and increase community education. Somerville Neighborhood News shares a three part series on Opioid abuse, addiction, and the city’s response. Police Chief Dave Fallon and Patricia Contente of Community Outreach and Harm Reduction join us to discuss their collaboration and the steps the city is taking to treat addiction in the long term and stop addiction before it takes hold. 

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