Baker Skeptical About Creating 'Safe Injection Sites'Gov. Charlie Baker said he's skeptical about creating "safe injection sites" to help stem the state's opioid abuse crisis.
Mass. AG Expresses 'Serious Concerns' Over New Campaign Against OpioidsAG Maura Healey commended the effort to help fight the opioid crisis, she had harsh words for the resulting ads. 
Boston Doctor Criticizes New Opioid Awareness CampaignA new public awareness campaign on trains and buses statewide is the latest effort to prevent the opioid crisis.
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.
Teen Challenge Helps Young Men Overcome AddictionTwo men say the residential program helped them when they hit rock bottom.
'Teen Challenge' Program Helps Drug Addicts Transform LivesThe 15 month, faith-based residential program currently houses 70 men all on a quest to get clean.
Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Falling In MassachusettsOpioid-related overdose deaths are continuing to fall in Massachusetts.
Narcan Training Offered Outside Brockton District CourtSouth Shore Health System parked a converted ambulance outside Brockton District Court, to show anyone interested how to administer Narcan.
Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers Worked As Well As Opioids In New StudyA study of patients with broken bones and sprains found pain relievers like Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing pain.
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.
Centro: MDPH’s 'Stop Addiction Before It Starts' CampaignThe campaign encourages parents to "talk early and often" with their children about the dangers of misusing prescription pain medications.
DEA Anti-Heroin Team Coming To New BedfordThe federal government is sending law enforcement teams to cities in five states to help stop the flow of heroin and synthetic opioids--and one of those cities is New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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