Deborah Becker

Deborah Becker appears in the following:

Insurers Hire Social Workers To Tackle The Opioid Epidemic

Monday, January 25, 2016

Some health plans in Massachusetts are putting tighter limits on painkiller prescriptions. Others are hiring their own social workers to help customers who struggle with opioid abuse quit for good.


At This Dinner Party, Talking About Death With Strangers Isn't Taboo

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Grieving can be isolating for young adults. A fledgling nonprofit invites 20- and 30-somethings to share their grief, with strangers, over a meal.


Reversing Opioid Overdoses Saves Lives But Isn't A Cure-All

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Having police, school nurses, drug users and family equipped with kits to reverse an overdose saves lives, doctors say. But reversing addiction requires follow-up care that many users aren't getting.


Gloucester, Mass., Police Program Provides Treatment For Drug Users

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Drug addicts have begun turning themselves into the police department in Gloucester, Mass., after the police chief announced an amnesty program. Addicts who turn themselves in and han...


Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha's Vineyard calls it a "phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people."


'Magic' Overdose Drug Works, But Demand And Price On The Rise

Friday, February 28, 2014

First responders nationwide are expanding use of Narcan, used to treat heroin and other opioid overdoses. But the drug is pricey — and only one company makes it.


Despite Scandals, Nation's Crime Labs Have Seen Little Change

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Last year in Massachusetts, chemist Annie Dookhan was sent to prison for falsifying drug tests. Her misconduct tainted thousands of cases, and was one of the largest crime lab scandal...


Cemeteries Refuse To Take Body Of Boston Bombing Suspect

Monday, May 06, 2013

A funeral director in Massachusetts says he's having trouble finding a burial plot for the slain suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. There are some efforts to send the body back to Tamerlan Tsarnaev's famly in Russia.