Letter: Treatment Needed for Heroin Addicts

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To the Editor:

In Berkshire County, as well as other counties across our United States, crime and heroin are causing great problems to the public.

There has to be better places to treat addictions. So many people go to these clinics, yet very few are quitting or getting better.

Crime is going up because they need to steal from others to support their habits. Many people are dying from overdoses, and families are broken.


How many have to die before a real treatment can be found to end this horrible epidemic.
 

Andrew Daniels
North Adams, Mass.

Andrew is an Eagle Scout candidate in the Boy Scouts of America program.

 

 

 


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CDC Releases Guidance for Trick-or-Treating

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Local governments will be taking up the question of Halloween activities in the coming weeks but it looks like traditional trick-or-treating is out this year. And don't think that plastic costume mask is a substitute for the cloth one you're wearing now. 
 
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released its guidance for the candy-flavored holiday with activity levels of low, moderate and high for transmission of the novel coronavirus that has infected nearly 7 million in the United States and killed more than 200,000.
 
Not surprisingly, going door to door to have treats handed out is among the riskier activities. The same goes for handing out candy from cars lined up in parking lots. Both mean interacting with or getting close to people who may not be in your "pod" -- those individuals with whom you have been isolating with over the past six months. 
 
Also out are crowded parties and haunted houses held indoors, and even tractor or hayrides with people not in your household. 
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