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Drug Overdose Victims Remembered today in the Berkshires and Beyond
Drug Overdose Victims Remembered today in the Berkshires and Beyond
Today is Overdose Awareness Day in Massachusetts, and residents throughout the state as well as some here locally in Berkshire County, are taking time to remember those who have fallen victim to this devastating problem. The day is primarily to raise awareness of the issue, to reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, to remember those who have died, and to encourage discussion about overdose prev
Massachusetts Opioid Related Deaths Up 5 Percent in 2020
Massachusetts Opioid Related Deaths Up 5 Percent in 2020
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is out with new numbers showing an increase in opioid-related overdose deaths in the state. Deaths increased by 5 percent in 2020 compared to 2019. According to preliminary data recently released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, rates among Black non-Hispanic males making up the largest increase. You can see the data HERE. The... Read