Many families across Massachusetts have been deeply affected by prescription drug abuse. In this section, some of them share their stories to help prevent the same thing from happening to other young people.

WARNING: This video is for parents and other adult use only.

"I never would have guessed he would end up addicted to heroin, never."

- Joanne, mother of a son who used OxyContin and became addicted to heroin"

*Some names have been changed to protect privacy.

WARNING: This video is for parents and other adult use only.

"Me and my friends used to use prescription drugs at my house, friends' houses, and at parties."

*Some names have been changed to protect privacy.




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