Some Massachusetts Inmates Could Get Medication To Help With Opioid Addiction New England Public Radio

Massachusetts lawmakers have passed legislation that would provide treatment with medication to inmates addicted to opioids.

The bill would allow some inmates at five county jails, including three in the western part of the state, to take prescriptions designed to limit the urge to use opiates. State Senator Cindy Friedman worked to make sure the pilot program was included in a larger opioid bill. “There is a major crisis going on around people with substance use disorder and incarceration,” she said.

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