Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds For Chronic PainIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Vaping Is Addictive And Can Lead Teens To Smoke, Study FindsTen studies reportedly all showed enough evidence to suggest that nicotine-filled e-cigarettes carry the same addictive potential as standard tobacco products.
Families Speak About Stigma Of Opioid Addiction At 'No Shame Rally'Families gathered to share heartbreaking stories of brothers and sisters, sons and daughters lost to opioids.
Ultra-Runner, Recovering Addict Finishes 24-Hour Charity RunHenry Ward ran the Belmont High School track from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday to raise money for scholarships for programs to fight addiction--about 350 laps in all, or roughly 85 miles.
WBZ Cares: "Learn to Cope" Supports Families Dealing with AddictionLearn to Cope,"a support organization, based in Taunton, offering education, resources, and peer support for families coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.
Salaries The Main Issue In Addiction Recovery Staff ShortagesWhile the fatality rate is growing, the the number of qualified staff to help fight the drug epidemic is shrinking.
Marijuana Addiction Uncommon But Real, Experts SayWhile many dismiss the idea that marijuana is physically addictive, researchers have documented physical withdrawal symptoms in heavy users who quit including: irritability, sleep difficulties, cravings and restlessness.
Taunton Family Moves From Addiction To AdvocacyA Taunton man and his mother speak to young people and their parents about the dangers of opiates after a heroin overdose left him with brain damage.
Worcester High School On Mission To Help Recovering Teen AddictsA new school in Worcester is trying to show kids that there's another way.
High Tech Solutions To Manage Smartphone UseLook at people at a coffee shop, or waiting for the T and it is clear the majority of us are addicted to our cell phones.
Baker: $27 Million Needed To Fight Deadly Painkiller Addiction EpidemicGov. Baker said he expected the overall task force plan to require about $27 million in new state funding to implement.
Baker To Release Details, Recommendations From Opioid PanelA surge in overdoses claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.