Construction industry to workers battling addiction: ‘We want to help’


Bryan Snow, an electrician from Peabody, knows about the pain opioid addiction can inflict on a family. The 41-year-old spent years battling the disease, not seeking the help he needed, in part because of attitudes in the construction industry.

Snow, drug-free now for seven years, said the industry must work to encourage those struggling with addiction to come forward to get treatment.

“It needs to be out there: ‘If you need help, you can come. It’s OK,’ ” Snow said.

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