Perhaps you’ve seen the billboard as you drive over the South End Bridge Agawam. “Would you give your child heroin for a sports injury?”
Researchers say as the opioid epidemic worsens across the country, this data is proof it’s having an effect on younger generations.
Police Chief Rob Leighton said that last week, one resident found eight needles along Main Street, and they have been showing up elsewhere.
Addicts and mentally ill people who gained access to treatment programs for the first time are worried about how that might change.
The Holyoke City Council couldn’t reach a consensus on a proposed ordinance that would regulate methadone clinics in the city.
A new study indicates that marijuana might help people struggling with addiction to heroin and other opioids.
A 24-member special commission will spend the next year studying the way the state deals with behavioral health.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates close to 2,000 people lost their lives to opioid overdoses in Massachusetts in 2016.
New statistics from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health show opioid-related deaths in the state are on the rise.
Unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths likely rose for a sixth consecutive year in Massachusetts.
The opioid epidemic continues to take lives in Massachusetts, and local organizations want our leaders to do more to stop it.
Yearly data doesn’t include Boston, Worcester, Springfield or Pittsfield.
Schools are going beyond “Just Say No” as they teach students as young as kindergartners about the dangers of opioids.
An event Wednesday night highlighted the importance of discussing the dangers of drugs with kids, to prevent addiction before it starts.
During the State of the Commonwealth address, the Governor spoke about two issues that have directly impacted Massachusetts.
The state attorney general’s office found that some Walgreens stores took cash for controlled substances from MassHealth patients.
22News was at City Stage in Springfield, Thursday night, where Mercy Behavioral Health Care is taking steps to address addiction.
More than half of the adults entering state-licensed, residential addiction treatment centers in Massachusetts do not complete their program…
Scientists say they’re seeing the emergence of a new class of drug built to mimic the prescription painkiller fentanyl.
Opioids can be critical for managing extreme pain but can also lead to addiction and deadly overdoses.