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Firefighters ramp up fight against opiate abuse

Firefighters in Weymouth are working to create a network of free addiction-support services for families to serve as a model for other communities across Massachusetts.

During the past three months, say firefighters in the town, they have saved 17 lives by successfully using a naloxone nasal spray, more commonly referred to by the brand name Narcan, to revive people suffering life-threatening effects from an opiate overdose.

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