Over 30 Brockton residents have been treated for drug overdoses in a three day period, according to a statement from Brockton mayor Bill Carpenter. This spike comes after the city saw more than a dozen heroin overdoses on Wednesday.
“Our city has been besieged with over 30 drug overdoses during the past three days,’’ Carpenter wrote in a Facebook post updated Saturday morning. The mayor said none of the overdoses were fatal.
On Jan. 14, The Enterprise reported Wednesday’s 16 overdoses, which far exceeded the city’s daily average of three.
In his Facebook post, Carpenter announced a “Champion Plan’’ to pair Brockton residents struggling with addiction with volunteer supporters. Carpenter said the program is modeled after a similar program already in effect in Gloucester.