Like so many states across the country, Massachusetts is facing a growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. This crisis requires taking action in each of the following four key areas: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery Support.
- Prevention and Prescription Monitoring
Learn about the full range of DPH initiatives, programs and services to prevent opioid abuse — including the groundbreaking Prescription Drug Monitoring program.
The Department is working to stem the rise of overdose deaths in Massachusetts through a series of innovative intervention resources, including the use of Naloxone, an effective overdose reversal tool now approved for use by first responders across the Commonwealth.
Learn what DPH is doing to make addiction treatment facilities and services more widely available in our communities – and find treatment options nearby.
- Recovery Support
Community programs can assist individuals in maintaining their recovery — people and families do not have to go it alone. Find out what the Department is doing to provide resources to support recovery in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
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