Opioid crisis drives Lynnfield couple

Richard and Carmela Dalton lost their son, Michael, to an opioid overdose last year and have turned their grief to launch Think Of Michael, a nonprofit whose mission is to help others battling substance use. (Olivia Falcigno)
LYNNFIELD — To Richard and Carmela Dalton, the opioid epidemic is not just a collection of troubling headlines and grim statistics. It’s personal. Michael Dalton, the couple’s 39-year-old son, died from an accidental overdose last year while in treatment.  In the nearly two years since his death, the Daltons have become members of a growing…

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