In Massachusetts, 89% of drug deaths involve fentanyl. Watch the PSA above to learn more about the state's opioid epidemic.


Prevent Prescription Drug and Heroin Misuse

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What is Naloxone? And Where Can You Get It In Massachusetts? 

Learn more about this opioid overdose reversal drug, and find out how you can get it in the South Coast area and all throughout the state. Read more.

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Prevention Resources Near You

Check out this list of local and national organizations that provide addiction, community empowerment, drug education and prevention, drug take-back programs, recovery, and overall health and wellness services to the public. Learn more. 

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Learn More About Opioids

View and download publications about prescription opioids and heroin. Some are available in Euro Portuguese and Spanish.

 


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DEA introduces new plan of attack for opioid crisis in Bristol County

(WJAR, December 10) In 2018, over 80% of drug deaths in Bristol County involved the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. Read more.

DEA will increase enforcement and outreach efforts on Southcoast

​(South Coast Today, September 19) In September, officials from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced the launch of a program – 360 – that will work with the community to fight the local opioid epidemic. Read more.

Opioid Overdose Deaths In Mass. Are Down 11% So Far This Year

(WBUR, August 21) According to the state’s preliminary numbers, opioid-related overdose deaths fell 11% during the first six months of 2019 in Massachusetts. Read more.