Heroin Uptick in Mass. Sparks National Reaction

Heroin uptick in Mass. sparks national reaction
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Drug addiction must be treated as a disease and the country can't arrest its way out of a heroin and prescription drug epidemic, White House Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske said Monday as officials gathered to discuss a recent spike in heroin overdoses in Taunton.         Drug Addiction – Yahoo News Search Results

Sheriff pitches more criminal detox beds
Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins says the county and state desperately need more detox beds for criminal offenders with drug addiction problems. "We need more detox beds. That's what I'm always telling state officials," Cousins said. "We don't have Drug Addiction – Yahoo News Search Results