Initiative Connecting Police, Those Seeking Help For Addiction Proves Wildly Successful
The novel "Angel" program has a success rate of 95 percent compared with 50 to 60 percent for other programs.
The Associated Press:
Researchers: Nearly 400 Drug Addicts Helped In Police Effort
A novel drug addiction program developed in a small Massachusetts fishing town and since replicated in dozens of cities nationwide was able to place almost 400 addicts into treatment nearly each time they sought it during the first year of operation, researchers say in a report being published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Marcelo, 12/21)
In other news —
Theater Troupe Tells Painful Stories To Get Teens Talking About Addiction
The painful stories of people in recovery from drug and alcohol use may not sound like riveting theater exactly, but it seems to be resonating with many Massachusetts students. This school year alone, thousands of students have seen performances by theater group The Improbable Players. The actors, who are all in recovery, perform theatrical adaptations of personal stories of addiction. (Becker, 12/22)