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Addiction

Cooley Dickinson Hospital addresses the opioid crisis

Note: This article, written by Jeff Harness and Peter Halperin, originally appeared in a Hampshire Gazette column on November 28, 2016. A hospital emergency department offers a sobering vantage point from which to monitor a community’s health. One clear trend in recent years is the increase of patients arriving after an opioid overdose — typically heroin. […]

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Treating addiction like the illness that it is

Note: This article, written by Cheryl Zoll, originally appeared in a Hampshire Gazette column on October 24, 2016. Scientific research has transformed our understanding of drug addiction. The Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Mental Health all concur that drug addiction is a […]

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