Recovery Coaches Help Opioid Addicts Stay Clean After TreatmentRecovery coaches are there to keep an eye on those in recovery and intervene before it's too late.
'Opioid-Sparing Strategy' For Surgery Lowers Risk For AddictionThe idea is to lower a patient’s risk of getting addicted to opioid pain relief by minimizing their exposure post-surgery.
Substance Recovery Resources There are a number of state and community resources offered to those struggling with opioid addiction, those seeking recovery and those who care about them.
Former Athlete Shares Survival Story Of Opioid Addiction From Sports InjuriesMany high school athletes are getting hooked after a taking prescribed opioids after an injury or surgery. A young man from Taunton hopes to change that.
'Collision Of 2 Crises': Organ Donations Up Due To Opioid Overdose DeathsThe number of organ donors who died after a drug overdose has risen from roughly four-percent in 2010 to 27-percent in 2016.
Mother Of Opioid Overdose Victim Warns Of Unregulated Sober HousesUnregulated sober houses have been popping up all over the Cape Cod Community, often with little notice.
Gov. Baker On 'Encouraging Signs' And Challenges Confronting Opioid CrisisGov. Charlie Baker talks to WBZ-TV’s David Wade about what’s working and what can be done better in confronting the opioid crisis in Massachusetts.
Falmouth Addiction Treatment Center Allows New Moms To Live With Their BabiesMany new moms struggling with addiction find a place at the Emerson House, an addiction treatment center in Falmouth.
New Implant Treatment Helps Recovering Opioid Addicts Stay CleanA new implant treatment is keeping recovering addicts on a medicine that helps them stay sober.
Gov. Baker: Massachusetts Should Be Model For Opioid FightGov. Charlie Baker, who sits on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, says he believes some of what Massachusetts has done to combat opioids should become the national model.
Opioid Crisis Taking Toll On Maine Lobster IndustryThe nation's opioid crisis has hit hard in Maine, where at least one person died every day last year of drug overdoses.
Opioid-Related Deaths In Massachusetts Appear To Be DroppingPublic health officials said Tuesday that the number of opioid-related deaths fell about 5 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.