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Dissuasion — the Portuguese Approach
Portugal has consolidated efforts to help people with addiction under a single public-health-oriented umbrella agency and relies heavily on medically assisted treatments for people with opioid addiction.
Marijuana Vote in Belmont on Tuesday
A yes vote will approve a new town Bylaw limiting the number of retail marijuana establishments in Belmont and prohibiting testing, manufacturing and cultivation facilities in Belmont.
On July 24, Alexis Ivy read her poetry of homelessness and addiction in the statehouse. Worth listening.
Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Crimes
Mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes are a hot button issue in the conversation about criminal justice reform. Here is an explanation of the issue and how we treat it in the final criminal justice reform package signed by the Governor on April 13, 2018.
Once Opposed, Mass. Medical Society President Ready to Give SIFs a Try
MMS President, Dr. Henry Dorkin, authored an op-ed in STAT, a national health and medicine publication, earlier this month, charting the evolution of his thinking on establishing SIFs in Massachusetts, which he now supports.