OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Sheryl and David Holmes took drastic steps when they realized their son Caleb was in trouble with opioids. They removed his bedroom door from its...

On a balmy Wednesday evening in late July, 11 people circled up on comfy couches and chairs at the Northampton Recovery Center for the weekly...

Editor’s note: Laurie Loisel is director of outreach and education for the office of Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan. Loisel, who...

Medication-assisted treatment for inmates at the Franklin County Jail was seen as a factor in a 60 percent drop in countywide opioid-related deaths...

BOSTON — The state Senate is weighing a proposal to experiment with supervised injection sites for drug users in Massachusetts.The provision is...

GREENFIELD — Jenny has been clean for about 11 months. She lives in a sober home in Greenfield.When Jenny got out of jail, her counselor helped...

GREENFIELD — A recovery friendly resource fair will be held today from 10 a.m. to noon at Greenfield Community College, bringing together the...

GREENFIELD — This region’s strides in battling opioid addiction have received notice in an online magazine article “because America needs a...

The human side of the opioid crisis

1/25/18

The life-saving medication for opioid overdose Narcan is stocked at pharmacies across the United States, and is available without a prescription in...

SPRINGFIELD — A public forum held at Baystate Medical Center brought together experts fighting the opioid crisis to discuss innovative and at times...

Officials say Trump’s opioid emergency won’t mean new money

10/26/17

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a nationwide public health emergency won’t bring new dollars to fight a...

SHELBURNE FALLS — The opioid addiction crisis is no longer just an urban problem, but is also leaving its mark on the quality of life in rural...

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