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“We recognize there are transportation barriers for people in Berkshire county," Sarah DeJesus, the program manager, said.
EAGLE INVESTIGATIONS: As the opioid crisis turns as deadly as it has ever been, people touched by substance use disorder in the Berkshires have thrown themselves into the fight, working on keeping themselves and others alive. Helping people move toward “recovery,” however they define it.
As lawmakers promote nonopioid alternatives to pain treatment, state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli says he would like to see support for alternative treatments combined with his push to equip all first responders with naloxone.
At Colegrove Park in North Adams, an annual event highlights residents' recovery journeys.
Among the families who lost children and other loved ones in the nation's opioid crisis, many had held out hope of someday facing OxyContin ma…
Two local lawmakers — state Sen. Adam Hinds and state Rep. John Barrett III — are co-sponsoring legislation that would create at least two sup…
EAGLE INVESTIGATIONS: On a day that could have been her last, a woman struggling with substance use disorder in North Adams remembered a business card in her wallet — and picked up her phone. Call by call, the Never Use Alone program is saving lives.
Preliminary Department of Public Health data shows that 1,038 people died of opioid overdoses during the first six months of this year, an estimated 5 percent decrease from the same period in 2020.
The court document speaks to the vast ruination of lives, of warlike devastation. Yet, what is coming to the more than 3,000 plaintiffs can't make up for what has been lost in an opioid epidemic that has killed almost half a million Americans in the past two decades, and more than 300 Berkshire County residents from 2010 through 2020.