Gloucester MA Police Got Most Addicts Treatment

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Addicts received treatment via the police 95 percent of the time, said Dr. Davida Schiff of the Boston Medical Center.in a new study. That rate is far higher than the 50 to 60 percent for similar, hospital-based initiatives. One reason for the success is that Gloucester's addicts were voluntarily coming to police seeking help. "They were motivated individuals that came to the station ready to engage in care," Schiff said . . .

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