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Opioid Misuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know Posted on Mar 15

The number of annual deaths related to opioid use in Massachusetts more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2015, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH). Parents should be aware that young people are at high risk of becoming involved in this fatal epidemic. According to DPH and   …Continue Reading Opioid Misuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know

State Without StigMA: Stephanie’s Story Posted on Nov 10

State Without StigMA: Stephanie's Story

Stephanie discusses recovering from addiction as part of the State Without StigMA campaign. “I really felt the stigma of addiction. I mean from everybody. I wouldn’t go to the hospital, just because I knew that as soon as I got there, as soon as they   …Continue Reading State Without StigMA: Stephanie’s Story

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Posted on Sep 5

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

For the millions of Americans struggling every day with drug or alcohol addiction, recovery can seem daunting and even unattainable. President Barack Obama has proclaimed September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to help spread the message that people can and do recover.   …Continue Reading Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment