Students at Central High School in Springfield learned a powerful lesson about the growing opioid epidemic Wednesday morning.
Only half of U.S. treatment centers accept teenagers and even fewer offer teen-focused groups or programs.
About 200 nursing and medical students attend a conference on substance abuse to prepare working on the front-lines of opiate addiction.
22News was at the State House on Monday where law enforcement officers were asking the state to increase the tax rate on marijuana.
Congressman Jim McGovern, who has raised treatment funding from the federal government, toured the recovery center on Friday.
Senator Edward Markey told 22News that the state is getting millions in federal aid to combat the opioid epidemic.
Every day, an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin kills 91 people.
Attorney General Maura Healey is making opioid addiction a priority, by increasing efforts to combat the epidemic.
Governor Charlie Baker has been in touch with more than 10 states to pull together strategies for battling drug addiction.
First responders told 22News that they now deal with opioid related incidents on a daily basis.
The number of people using and abusing heroin has gone up nearly 5 times in the U.S. over the last 15 years.
President Donald Trump announced this week that he is forming a special commission to battle opioid addiction.
The offer to serve on President Trump’s new opioid commission presented Governor Baker with an opportunity to serve at the federal level.
The American College of Physicians says that any and all addictions must be treated as diseases.
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.