Opioid Crisis Forces Cops Into Social Work

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More cops dminister medication that reverses overdoses, allow users to turn in drugs in exchange for treatment, and partner with hospitals to intervene before abuse turns fatal. “A lot of the officers are resistant to what we call social work. They want to go out and fight crime, put people in jail,” said Police Capt. Ron Meyers of Chillicothe, Oh., a 21-year veteran who is convinced that punitive tactics no longer work against drugs . . .

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