Seriously, guys, send me a note before your show, and I’ll do your research for you.
Barbara Haller had an op-ed in the T&G almost two years ago, noting that she and Billy Breault joined Worcester’s Opioid Coalition.
Before that op-ed, both Robert Z. Nemeth and Dianne Williamson took Breault and Haller to task for their anti-Narcan stance. There was also a regular article in May 2008 about receiving a grant to combat drug overdoses (details of the grant can be found here), and another article in June 2008 about the opposition to Narcan. (Here’s a document from the state about opioid-related events from 2002-2006.)
Also, Worcester Mag editorialized about this in 2008.
And the Council requested a month ago that they receive statistics regarding overdoses over the past 10 years, drug related arrests for the past 5 years, and whether there’s been an uptick in substance abuse treatment levels over the past 5 years.
(The Worcester CARES Opioid Overdose Prevention Coalition doesn’t have a big web presence.)