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Parents of opiate addicts meet to share support and strategies

One in a series of occasional articles about opiate abuse and its consequences.

QUINCY — On Tuesdays, about 50 members of Learn To Cope gather in a conference room on the third floor of Eastern Nazarene College’s Old Colony campus. The meetings follow a formula: Facilitators read the group’s mission statement and offer the members drug-testing kits and Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse a deadly opiate overdose. Then, they ask if anyone is in crisis.

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