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The Pain Brought on by Opioids

pills in handGuest bloggers: Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, health psychologist, and Padma Sankaran, MA, research assistant

Massachusetts is facing a growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. Recent statistics from the Worcester DPH shows 33 overdose deaths and 756 non-fatal reported overdose cases in the past year. With proper prevention, treatment and recovery support, this epidemic can be successfully handled when this is considered as a chronic brain disease.