By Jacob Carozza GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JANUARY 12, 2017
One in a series of occasional articles about opiate abuse and its consequences.

It took multiple applications of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, Paul Hachey of Plymouth recalled, to revive him in late September. The 38-year-old was “dead” from an OxyContin overdose for three minutes before he slipped back to life, he said.

The next day, after a short stay at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Hachey was sitting on the couch, unsure what his next steps should be. Then he heard a knock on the door.

It was a Plymouth police officer in plainclothes, along with a recovery specialist from the Gosnold on Cape Cod treatment organization. Hachey’s father arrived soon after.

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