Bridgewell: DA's program gives addicts a chance at a clean record

By Christian M. Wade Statehouse Reporter

A surge of heroin and prescription drug abuse has given renewed purpose to a nearly decade-old program that offers young addicts and first-time drug offenders a second chance.

The program, run by the Essex County district attorney's office and a Lynn-based nonprofit, clears the records of people arrested for minor drug offenses in exchange for their sobriety.

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