In Massachusetts, 89% of drug deaths involve fentanyl. 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? 

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

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Preventing Opioid Misuse among High School Student-Athletes

H.S. student-athletes can be especially vulnerable to prescription painkiller misuse. Here are five tips – along with online resources – for parents and educators to help keep your student-athlete from misusing painkillers. Read more.

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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.