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Sober Housing Summit talks providing ‘a solid foundation’ for those in recovery
02-09-2024 3:41 PM

By MAX BOWEN

GREENFIELD — Representatives from area sober houses and residential recovery services, along with those who faced addiction themselves, shared stories and raised awareness about treatment options during the Sober Housing Summit on Friday.The sixth...

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Locals share successes in wake of 10% drop in fatal overdoses statewide
06-12-2024 6:04 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — As newly released data shows 2023 saw the largest decline in opioid-related overdose deaths in 13 years, members of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region shared their successes with representatives from the...


$100K grant to support art therapy for youths impacted by family substance use
07-17-2023 12:06 PM

By MARY BYRNE

With funding from a $100,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant, a new after-school program will be available for North Quabbin youths who have been impacted by parents or guardians with a substance use disorder.Beginning at the start of the school year...


Overdose deaths decline in region in 2022, bucking state trend
06-27-2023 10:54 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

While numbers for Massachusetts as a whole show 2022 was the worst year on record for opioid-related deaths, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties saw significant declines in fatalities last year. Officials with the Opioid Task Force of Franklin...


Workplace support can save lives for people in recovery
06-12-2023 5:05 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GREENFIELD — The most effective treatment for substance use disorder doesn’t come from friends and family alone. Rather, it starts in the workplace. With various barriers to workforce reentry for those in recovery blocking this powerful resource, the...


Overdose survivor, researcher leads talk on adulterants in drug supply
01-26-2023 5:58 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region hosted a virtual training on Wednesday led by the overdose survivor and researcher who made headlines recently after the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles reversed its...


Franklin County, North Quabbin officials mulling best uses for opioid settlement money
06-23-2022 5:04 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is in the early stages of planning regional programs that could be funded using the roughly $2.16 million Franklin County municipalities are set to receive from 2022 through 2038 as part of a $26 billion...

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