Effects of Medication Abuse

An NIH Fact Sheet that discusses the issue of medications – opioids and depressants – and seniors.

Grandparents Step In

An NPR radio discussion on another challenge in opiates addiction: Thousands of grandparents in Massachusetts are having to raise their grandchildren because the parents are addicted to opiates.

Signs of Substance Abuse in Seniors

A report from Caron, a Pennsylvania-based substance use treatment center, that discusses challenges in identifying signs of substance use among seniors.

Silent Epidemic: Seniors and Addiction

A US News article that reports on unsuspected misuse of opioid pain medicine leading to overdose, especially among older adults.

When Pain Kills

An AARP article that talks about overdose of pain medications in the country, especially among people age 55 and older.

How Alcohol Affects the Body

An NIH Fact Sheet to promote knowledge of harms to the body from consuming too much alcohol.

State Without Stigma Tool Kit

Find customizable signs, photos, and sample messages, plus helpful guidelines for using social media and hashtag messages to support the MA State Without Stigma Campaign

MA State Without Stigma Campaign

Join the MA State Campaign against stigma of drug misuse. Help change the way we think about, talk about and treat people with addiction.

In this report, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) examines
how to help move towards a strong prevention-oriented,
continuum-of-care approach to substance misuse — looking at
policies and programs that have a high impact for improving the
well-being of America’s youth.