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  • Gloucester's approach of offering treatment, not pun...

    Monday Jun 8 | via MassLive.com 

    Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello confers with Joan Whitney, director of the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, at his office in Gloucester, Monday, June 1, 2015. Gloucester police have launched a new program, promising heroin addicts they won't be arrested if they bring their drugs to the police station.

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  • Police allow addicts to turn in drugs if they seek t...

    Jun 1, 2015 | via HeraldNet 

    Heroin users seeking help for their addiction won't be arrested if they turn over their drugs and needles to police under a unique policy launched Monday in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester. Drug addicts - including those abusing morphine, oxycodone and other opioids - will instead be taken by an officer to the local hospital emergency room where they'll be connected with substance abuse clinicians and, eventually, be referred to a treatment facility.

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