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Bridges to Care, Not Incarceration


On May 4, 2015, Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Chief Leonard Campanello wrote on the department's Facebook page that, in the wake of their "opiate crisis," the police were "poised to make revolutionary changes in the way we treat this DISEASE." The chief promised three critical actions: First, "Any addict who walks into the police station with the remainder of their drug equipment (needles, etc.) or drugs and asks for help will NOT be charged. Instead we will walk them through the system toward detox and recovery." Second...

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The opinions expressed herein are solely my own as a psychiatrist and public health advocate. I receive no support from any pharmaceutical or device company.

Dr. Lloyd’s two new books are now available: Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight (2016) and Current Controversies in Mental Health and Addictions: An Expert’s Anthology (2017)

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