HAMPSHIRE HOPE

As coordinator of the Hampshire HOPE opioid prevention coalition, I bring people together to address one of the most urgent public health...

Before COVID-19, a typical day for Tapestry’s harm reduction staff included visiting recovery homes, meeting with people in our offices to exchange...

Hampshire HOPE: Recovery groups find new ways to connect during pandemic

4/29/20

It is often said that the answer to the isolation of addiction is community. That begs the question: How do we stay connected in a world where self...

The term “opioid epidemic” has become as American as apple pie in our nation’s lexicon. Here in western Massachusetts, communities have been hit...

Forum airs views on Section 35 law

7/12/19

HADLEY — The Hadley Farms Meeting House was silent Friday morning when Amie Hyson stepped to the front of the room to read her poem “Dear America.”...

HADLEY — The Northampton-based opioid prevention coalition Hampshire HOPE will hold a forum to discuss a state law allowing for the court-ordered...

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...

Hampshire Hope: Writing through the pain

1/29/19

“That is heroin. The eraser, the slate wiper. Emotional anesthetic. Love, sympathy, forgiveness, truth and beauty all in one fantastic lie. The...

BELCHERTOWN — In an effort to take a more proactive and empathetic approach to the opioid epidemic, Belchertown Police are partnering with...

Youth survey shows marijuana use rising

10/17/17

HADLEY — Fewer 10th- and 12th-graders in Hampshire County are using alcohol, cigarettes and prescription drugs, but the number using marijuana is...

If medical providers use medicine to treat and manage chronic conditions such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes, why is it difficult to...

Spotting an overdose, saving a life

2/23/17

GRANBY — While emergency responders across Hampshire County rely on Narcan to save people who overdose on opioids, the push is on to train...

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