The survey, conducted by insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, also found that 71 percent of respondents say the opioid epidemic is the biggest problem facing the state.
The hospital is now offering buprenorphine to patients with an opioid use disorder who want to start treatment on the spot. It's part of a larger continuum of care.
A new report from the state Department of Health shows preliminary data that overdose deaths from opioids declined slightly from 2016 to 2017.
The study found the test strip, which is similar to urine or pregnancy test strips, was more accurate than two other drug testing devices that are often used by law...
Gov. Charlie Baker proposed the bill. He said his main intent is to create a better long-term treatment system.
It's not clear what's happening, but doctors, drug users and first responders all say they are worried about more and more deadly versions of fentanyl.
Last year, Massachusetts began recognizing that some opioid overdose deaths are suicides.
Looking back on 2017, the opioid epidemic was again a major issue. And there were some significant developments this year.
Unlike legal action at the state level, these suits would seek damages that would go directly to the communities.
The bill focuses heavily on the difficulty many drug users have finding meaningful treatment.
Orchard Gardens near Boston Medical Center is in the heart of what some call "Ground Zero" for the city's opioid epidemic.
We visit a network of tents where drug users live in the woods.
An estimated 167 fewer residents died in the first nine months of 2017, as compared with the same period last year.
Walsh's closure of the Long Island Bridge in 2014 spurred debates around city efforts to fight the opioid crisis. Now, it's a hot-button issue in the mayoral race.
The commission called Wednesday for more drug courts, more training for doctors and penalties for insurers that dodge covering addiction treatment.
A writer echoes his brother's rhetorical question: What can you do about pain?
The limited 90-day public health emergency declaration does not dedicate any specific amount of funding to fight the epidemic.
More than 4,000 social work students at nine Bay State colleges are now being taught principles for identifying and addressing opiate misuse.
Some doctors and administrators have been asking whether hospitals should be penalized if an opioid addiction starts with a post-surgery prescription or other hospital-based care.
A large domed tent that houses Boston's new "engagement center" -- designed to keep drug users off the streets -- opened last month.