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Below are the latest news articles mentioning heroin, Narcan, opioid or overdose from all the local Cape Cod news sources. Most of these stories should be related to recent heroin related arrests, heroin overdoses, opioid addiction and the use of Narcan on Cape Cod.

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To combat addiction, we must name the killer »

Sunday May 28, 2017 - 3:01:00 am | via Cape Cod Times Opinion »

I witnessed an act of great courage on the front page of the May 22 Cape Cod Times: a young man told the world that his father died of an overdose.The old medical concept that addiction is a weakness has been replaced. Doctors have determined that it is a disease.I’m a recovering addict and I’m…

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Birding: Bird-a-thon excuses bird-brained behavior »

Friday May 26, 2017 - 5:39:38 pm | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

Nothing like a good rationalization to exhibit full-blown “birdbrainism.“Mass Audubon’s major fundraiser of the year, in which about 20 sanctuaries across Massachusetts try to record as many birds as they can in a 24-hour period, is a great reason to pull out all the stops and…

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Bird-a-thon excuses bird-brained behavior »

Friday May 26, 2017 - 5:39:38 pm | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

Nothing like a good rationalization to exhibit full-blown “birdbrainism.”Mass Audubon’s major fundraiser of the year, in which about 20 sanctuaries across Massachusetts try to record as many birds as they can in a 24-hour period, is a great reason to pull out all the stops and…

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Trump Budget Dismays Families Hit by Opioid Addiction Crisis »

Friday May 26, 2017 - 10:12:24 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal weakens insurance coverage for drug addiction treatment and cuts back funding for research and prevention programs. Some see that as a betrayal of those who trusted his campaign pledge to make the opioid epidemic a top priority. Those most…

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Has epidemic peaked yet? »

Wednesday May 24, 2017 - 3:01:00 am | via Cape Cod Times Opinion »

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released its quarterly report on opioids last week. There was good news to go along with the bad, which has become reflexively anticipated whenever opioids are discussed.The bad comes from different angles. Besides the quarterly report, annual numbers are…

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Political Notes: Whelan seeks to regulate carfentanil »

Tuesday May 23, 2017 - 3:00:00 am | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

BOSTON — State Reps. Timothy Whelan, R-Brewster, and Paul Tucker, D-Salem, have filed legislation to add carfentanil to the state’s controlled substances and drug trafficking laws.Carfentanil, which is used to tranquilize large animals such as elephants, is a synthetic opioid that is…

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For parents in recovery, each step forward a milestone »

Tuesday May 23, 2017 - 3:00:00 am | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

SHARON — Taylor Greene says she’s a lucky woman.She routinely used heroin and alcohol during the first three years of her son’s life, but only once did the state Department of Children and Families question whether she was fit to be a parent.Now her little boy, Aidan, is 5 years…

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Opioid crisis strains school systems »

Monday May 22, 2017 - 3:00:00 am | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

DENNIS — Adam Davenport has a huge Maine Coon cat, a giant Akita and a chameleon.He plays travel soccer and trumpet.By all accounts, he’s a typical 10-year-old.What Adam does not have in his life is his father, Jason, who died in May 2016 from a heroin overdose.Since then, Adam, who…

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Parents of adults with addiction fight to take care of their grandchildren »

Sunday May 21, 2017 - 7:39:57 am | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

Barnstable’s Juvenile Court is tucked liked an afterthought in the basement of the district courthouse.Here family tragedies are reduced to legal orders and memorandums, and the battles for an innocent child’s life play out almost every day.This is where the action is lately as the devastation…

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THE BATTLE WITHIN »

Sunday May 21, 2017 - 3:01:00 am | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

Barnstable’s Juvenile Court is tucked liked an afterthought in the basement of the district courthouse.Here family tragedies are reduced to legal orders and memorandums, and the battles for an innocent child’s life play out almost every day.This is where the action is lately as the devastation…

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