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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.
  • Intervention
    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.
  • Treatment
    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.
  • Key Resources
  • Current Statistics

This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health.