Latest Idea In The Battle Against Opioid Addiction: A 'Soup To Nuts' Recovery Campus
Two groups representing South End residents and businesses are proposing creating an addiction treatment and research campus at Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, where patients dealing with addiction could get everything they need.
A Deadly First: Carfentanil, An Opioid 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl, Traced In Mass.
That threat of accidental exposure from carfentanil -- a drug not approved for human consumption and used as a tranquilizer for large animals, like elephants -- has many police officers, firefighters and EMTs on edge.
DEA Agent: 'Insidious Disease' Of Addiction And Cheap Costs Of Heroin, Fentanyl Fuel Overdose Deaths In Mass.
"I do think that this area, historically, had many folks who were dealing with a substance use disorder in regards to prescription pain meds being abused. And I think that has fed into our current heroin and fentanyl problem," Michael Ferguson, with the DEA, says.