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The opiate addiction epidemic is affecting both Massachusetts and the nation as a whole.
In the Bay State, 60 percent of people admitted to detox programs are seeking treatment for heroin addiction. In Taunton, there have been more than 60 reported overdoses in 2014 alone.
Monday morning in Taunton, Sen. Ed Markey, White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske and former Boston Celtics player Chris Herren met to discuss potential solutions for widespread addiction.
This segment aired on February 24, 2014.