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Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions to Prevent Opioid Overdoses

Blog Opioids are pain relievers that bind to specific receptors in the brain, dulling pain and causing many people to experience euphoria and other pleasant sensations. Some opioids are prescribed for medical purposes, while others—like heroin—are illegal to use or possess. No matter which type you use, taking high doses or mixing opioids with other …

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Massachusetts Fentanyl Crisis

The Growing Threat of Fentanyl Use in Massachusetts

Blog Fentanyl is a powerful opioid used to treat severe pain in people with advanced cancer and other serious health problems. Although it has legitimate medical uses, fentanyl is extremely dangerous, as it’s up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Due to its potency, fentanyl produces a short-term high that causes an intense feeling …

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Covid related Opioid deaths

Massachusetts Opioid Overdose Deaths Have Risen During COVID-19 Pandemic

Blog Physical, phycological, and economic factors are causing significant damage among the addiction treatment community. New data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) published in late November 2020 confirmed what many addiction treatment specialists had feared – an uptick in opioid-related overdose deaths after three straight years of declining fatalities. According to the …

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