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Opioids: The Community Responds

Note: This article, written by Cherry Sullivan, originally appeared in a Hampshire Gazette column on  July 25, 2016. Last month, in my Northampton Health Department basement office in the Puchalski Municipal Building, I received a phone call from a distraught mother. She was in tears, looking for help to get her son into treatment for his […]

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Acupuncture for Substance Abuse & Detox

Acu-Points message from Northampton Community Acupuncture Acupuncture for Substance Abuse & Detox: NADA Protocol Acupuncture is an effective way to treat substance abuse and addiction. Patients seek help for addictions to a variety of things, including but not limited to: drugs, alcohol, food, medication or certain behaviors that inhibit their quality of life. The acupuncturist will […]

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At Hampshire County jail, addicted inmates get extra support, Narcan, before they are released

During their incarceration at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, drug-addicted inmates are constantly hearing advice on how to get clean and stay sober “on the outside.  “They are encouraged to take advantage of services from sober houses and intensive outpatient programs to Narcotics Anonymous meetings and medical methods to quell cravings, including suboxone.  […]

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Schools attend SBIRT conference

On January 15th, fifty school nurses, counselors, and administrators gathered for an all day conference to build their district’s capacity to integrate Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).  During the morning presentations, Dr. Ruth Potee provided an outstanding lecture on addiction in the developing brain.  And Dr. Robert Roose offered a fabulous presentation […]

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Family Support Groups for Hampshire County

(updated 1/11/16) Family Support Group in Pelham Honest Beginnings and & S.O.A.A.R. (Speaking Out about Addiction & Recovery) are pleased to announce their partnership in hosting weekly support group meetings for loved ones of those struggling with the disease of addiction. Friday evenings at 7pm, beginning January 15, 2016 at 22 Amherst Road, Pelham, MA […]

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