Public health workers on the South Shore are launching a program to train police and parents in ways to deal with heroin addiction. The emphasis is on how to spot the early signs and how to navigate the treatment system.
This initiative stems from a recent rise in heroin deaths on the South Shore, 11 fatal overdoses since November. That increase has also raised awareness of a shortfall in private insurance coverage for treatment of drug addiction. WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
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This program aired on February 21, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.