Advertisement

Push to fight opioid addiction underway in Berkshires

April 26, 2019 09:05 AM

In the Berkshires, an area hit especially hard by the opioid crisis, there's a new effort to help people fight addiction.

NewsChannel 13's media partners at The Berkshire Eagle report health officials in Pittsfield and North Adams are joining a statewide study to see how well the so-called "Massachusetts Model" works in helping people quit opioids.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The treatment approach started at Boston Medical Center. In it, nurses take a wide look at issues in patients' lives that contribute to substance abuse, then serve as their care managers.

The goal is to cut opioid deaths by 40 percent. If it's successful, the study might provide a national model for substance abuse treatment. 

Credits

WNYT Staff

Copyright 2019 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Relay Media Amp
Advertisement
Advertisement
Local company creates initiative to help prevent child deaths in hot cars

Best G-7 can do for global economy: just don't make it worse

Pittsfield police investigating early morning shooting

Code of Honor wins Travers Stakes

Two arrested after shooting incidents in Pittsfield

Advertisement