POSTPONED: Heroin Epidemic: Help for Families

Internationally known expert will speak to families at SSTAR on 7/23

Fall River, MA, July 7, 2014– Last month Governor Patrick declared heroin use and overdoses a “public health emergency”. There were more than 185 overdose deaths in Massachusetts between November and February. Fall River has long been at the epicenter of the heroin epidemic. A 2003 MA DPH report put the Fall River area death rate from alcohol and other drug use at more than double the state average. Fall River residents are admitted to publicly funded treatment programs at 218% of the statewide average. Injection drug use is reported to be more than four times the state.

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