Baker Calls For More Help To Combat Opioid Crisis

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Governor Baker went to a recovery center in South Boston Friday to promote his administrations' measure to combat the opioid crisis.  

He says that says one thing that's needed, is getting more recovery coaches credentialed to help those addicted, get on the road to recovery.

"The simple truth of the matter is when it comes to opioid addition it takes a while and we need to put  in place credentialed programming that can make it possible for people to have the support they need to stay clean once they get clean and work their way through to full recovery" he said.

The Governor also wants to see pain pills prescribed in blister packs, instead of large doses, as many doctors do now.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Doug Cope reports.

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