Researchers Develop New Opioid Detection Breath TestBreathalyzer tests have been around for years to help identify drunk drivers, but soon there could soon be a similar test for opioids.
Kids Of Parents With Substance Use Disorder Could Need Years Of TherapyTwelve-year-old Annie Bourassa from Gloucester is just one example of what the impact can be.
Lowell Fire Department Warns Of 'Lethal, Very Strong Batch Of Opiates'There has been a surge in opioid-related overdoses in the Greater Lowell area over the past week.
Diverse Efforts To Fight Opioid Crisis In MassachusettsThe efforts to confront the opioid crisis in Massachusetts are just as diverse as the people it’s impacted.
Gov. Baker On Progress Made Fighting Opioid Epidemic, New ChallengesGovernor Charlie Baker says fentanyl is increasingly becoming the biggest overdose threat in the state.
Student In Opioid Recovery Out To Prove There's Life After AddictionWith her newfound sobriety, Maegan Kenney is able to focus on her education and helping others.
Opioid Crisis Creates 'Heartbreaking' Wait To Get Into Long Term Treatment“It’s heartbreaking” a mother told WBZ-TV. “Because if this was cancer the treatment would be readily available.”
'It Can Happen To Anyone': Local Addiction Treatment Facility On Demi Lovato's Reported OverdoseFounders of Dean's House and Woburn Wellness understand the struggle behind Demi Lovato's reported overdose.
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.
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.
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.