OPIOID EPIDEMIC

High school students are about to get a taste of what it means to reinvent a school on the fly. Educators are creating online curricula with no...

HOLYOKE — For 11 years, Donald Abrahamson dealt with the chronic pain that came from breaking his neck by taking the oxycodone his doctor...

December has come and gone and we find ourselves in January, a quiet and cold month except for the occasional thaw and periodic snowstorm. After...

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

HOLYOKE — After police responded to nine overdoses in 16 hours Friday that left one person dead, authorities are warning Holyoke residents about...

■Look4Help, an online data bank that includes information about addiction, recovery and mental health support: look4help.org.■Hampshire Franklin...

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...

Dear readers,Today begins a four-day series about the opioid epidemic — specifically, about the toll it has taken on people in our community, on...

The nationwide rate of overdose deaths caused by opioids has increased every year since 1999, bringing the nation’s opioid-related death toll for...

Editor’s note: Over the past few years, the Gazette has reported on many families who have lost loved ones to the opioid epidemic. Parents want to...

Fentanyl presence growing as opioid deaths decline slightly

8/21/19

BOSTON — While opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined for the second year in a row, prevalence of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl...

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