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Remembering the Day Town Lost Four Opioid Overdose Victims in 36 Hours

October 21, 2017

The town of Clinton, Massachusetts has only about 13,000 people, but in one 36-hour period in October 2016 four people there died of opioid overdoses. The mother of one of the victims recalls her daughter and that day; a police officer in central Massachusetts predicts the problem will get worse once marijuana is widely available because, he says, it is a gateway drug.



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