In Opioid Abuse Crisis, Franklin County Dependent On State Funding For Rehab Facility

Around the region, suspected heroin overdoses continue to tally up. Back in March, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a public health emergency and designated $20 million to address the problem. A task force is coming up with recommendations. In Franklin County, Mass., an area hard hit by heroin, officials are not waiting around for the report before taking action. NEPR’s Jill Kaufman spoke about the growing problem this week with Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan.