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There are 6 comments on POV: Boston Needs Addiction Treatment Beds. Now.

  1. This is a crisis that gets worse everyday, even as it is overshadowed (and exacerbated)by the weather. That these terrific medical students felt compelled to speak-out demonstrates its seriousness. As the mayor says, it’s complicated but is there another city better equipped to offer medical care than Boston? We can fix this and the sooner the better.

  2. Thank you
    I have 2 family members in south boston they are going through sever addiction to heroin
    have been in an out of facilities like a revolving door saty for a few days and right back at no lengthy detox’s or mandatory to save them from dying which is my fear each and every day
    this is a disaster that cannot be controlled

  3. War on drugs should be overturned, all drugs should be decriminalized. Addicts should be treated as patients, not criminals. Money from putting them into prison should be diverted to helping them. Addicts should be given clean drugs/needles/ facilities to use and be treated so their use can be controlled and monitored. Portugal did this over a year ago and it has been wildly successful.

  4. I hope that the LORD raises up a good generation of men and women to address these issues, which have quite certainly been exacerbated, now that Long Island is no longer available. I hope He provides those called with the necessary resources to help these struggling souls, as well. Thanks for making us better aware of the seriousness of the situation.

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