Substance Use Prevention & Support

LUDLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS | 205 FULLER STREET | LUDLOW, MA 01056 | Phone 413-583-8372 | FAX 413-583-5666

We are facing an epidemic of opioid addiction

and overdose deaths in Massachusetts

In March 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed landmark legislation into law to address the current deadly opioid and heroin epidemic in Massachusetts. For the first 6 months of 2016, the number of confirmed cases of unintentional opioid overdose deaths was 488, with an estimated additional 431 to 509 deaths.

To navigate to the MA Department of Public Health website, Stop Addiction in Its Tracks Information, click here. Additional important and helpful information about this epidemic can also be found by clicking on the links in the related documents option on this page.