OPIOIDS

AMHERST — Adam “didn’t grow up wanting to be a heroin addict,” he told a room full of community leaders Friday morning.Although a “series of bad...

AMHERST — The opioid crisis in western Massachusetts continues to grow, fueled by a range of factors including an increase in fentanyl in the...

AMHERST — Although deaths from opioid overdoses appear to be receding statewide, health experts say the problem continues to worsen in western...

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County House of Correction has secured a federal license to administer methadone — a drug used to combat opioid addiction...

AMHERST — Two researchers from the University of Massachusetts were awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to pilot a...

SOUTH HADLEY — In recognition of almost 15 years working to prevent youth substance abuse in South Hadley, Karen Walsh Pio, coordinator of the...

BOSTON — Authorities arrested 14 people and seized more than 24 kilos, or 53 pounds of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine as a result of a two-year drug...

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The South Deerfield man being charged with five counts of distributing fentanyl and five counts of selling counterfeit drugs has...

BOSTON – Senate leaders unveiled a $42.7 billion fiscal year 2020 budget proposal on Tuesday, virtually mirroring the total spending figure in the...

Eight people are seated in a semi-circle at a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous. They are actually actors in the play “(IN)Dependent: The Heroin...

BOSTON — A legislative commission is recommending state lawmakers approve the creation of one or more supervised injection sites for drug users in...

BOSTON — The number of people who died from opioid-related overdoses in Massachusetts fell by 4 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, the...

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