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DPH public information campaigns about opioids

See the most recent public information campaigns from the Department of Public Health about the opioid epidemic.

Stop Addiction Before It Starts

Many of us have been affected by opioid addiction. As a parent, you may be asking yourself what you can do to protect your child. It can feel overwhelming, but the good news is there are things you can do to help protect your kids. And that's Ask. Manage. Talk. 

Visit Stop Addiction Before It Starts to view the full campaign.

Make the Right Call

Do you know someone who could overdose from pain medication or heroin? Learn about Naloxone, and how carrying it can help save a life.

Visit Make the Right Call to view the full campaign.

State without StigMA

It’s the state’s greatest public health threat – addiction to powerful opioid painkillers. This epidemic kills about four people each day in the Commonwealth.

But you can help. By changing the way you think about, talk about and treat people with addiction.

The stigma of drug misuse keeps people from seeking treatment. Words like “junkie,” “addict” and “druggie” can hurt. They can damage self-image and stand in the way of recovery. Addiction is not a choice. It’s a chronic disease similar to diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

Get the facts and embrace a community that needs our support. Join us as we make Massachusetts a #StateWithoutStigMA.

Visit State without StigMA to view the full campaign.

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