Winthrop Focus on Opioid Use

Thursday, February 27, 2014
By Transcript Staff

Patricia Milano, head of CASA for Community Health, will be part of an important meeting today in Winthrop concerning the increase in opioid abuse in the Chelsea-Revere-Saugus-Winthrop region and how officials can work together to reduce the number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses.

One only has to look at the headlines in the Boston newspapers to see that heroin use is increasing dramatically statewide and it’s become a major problem that must be addressed immediately by state and local officials.

We’re pleased that Pat Milano — a graduate of prestigious Yale University where she studied in the health field — and the Winnisimmet Regional Opioid Collaborative (WROC) are having this meeting in Winthrop today and that they intend to hold a community meeting on March 11 to talk about this issue and their survey on drug use.

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