Drug addiction is an issue that many in Wilmington and beyond wrestle with, and it’s a topic that has come to the forefront locally after police dealt with multiple overdoses in recent months.
“It is disconcerting to see how prevalent drugs, particularly prescription drugs, have become,” said Town Manager Michael Caira.
In the near future, Wilmington Patch will be running a multiple-part series featuring a variety of stories looking at drug use in Wilmington, how it can be stopped, and more.
So far, Caira, Police Chief Michael Begonis, Board of Selectmen chairman Mike Newhouse and Wilmington High School principal Eric Tracy have all given their insight on the topic for the articles.
“It’s certainly nothing new,” said Begonis. “We’re seeing young kids that come from great families with no issues, mom and dad both at home, falling prey to this.”
With work already underway for Patch’s upcoming series on drug use, we want to hear from you. We want to know what you hope to learn and read about as we look into this topic.
Is there someone in particular whose voice you’d like to hear in the story? Is there an angle you really hope that we cover? Do you have a personal story that you would like to share?
Whatever thoughts you have, we want you to share them with us. You can leave your ideas in the comments section below, or e-mail them to Local Editor Matt Schooley. Have more to say? You can also call (978) 761-9473 to speak about what you want to see in the stories.
“It’s something we need to be cognizant of,” said Newhouse. “From my perspective as a selectmen, a resident and a parent, it’s something that we need to figure out the bigger picture of.”