Lowell Police Warn Of Spike In Opiate Overdoses

People suffering from addiction are urged to be “extra vigilant,” and are advised not to use alone, the statement said.

Friends and relatives of addicts should also check in on their loved ones frequently, police said.


People are also reminded to only take medication prescribed to them, and avoid drugs not provided to them by medical professional.

“There have been several cases of opiate-laced pills being passed off as Xanax and other prescription medications,” the statement said.

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