Preliminary results suggest that a new program that gives opioid overdose patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) multiple opportunities to access detox programs, psychological counseling, anti-abuse drugs and other services is proving effective at reducing recidivism and returning opioid users to more productive lives.
About Tom Mashberg
Tom Mashberg is a veteran investigative reporter and editor specializing in coverage of the opioid crisis. He was a 2014 Pulitzer Prize co-finalist for The Record of North Jersey for reporting on opioid and heroin addiction in New Jersey. With fellowship funding from the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, Mashberg is examining the pharmaceutical industry’s role in the opioid industry.