White House Drug Control Strategy Aims to Reduce Deaths from Opioid Overdoses

The Trump Administration’s new National Drug Control Strategy focuses on reducing deaths from the opioid crisis. The goals of the new plan include reducing national opioid prescriptions by one-third, improving access to evidence-based addiction treatment, and reducing the availability of illicit drugs within the United States. Click Here

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Medication-assisted treatment can help your child overcome his or her opioid addiction. Learn more about what it is, how it works and if it could work for your family. Medication-assisted treatment is the use of anti-craving medicine such as naltrexone (Vivitrol), buprenorphine (Suboxone) or methadone — along with comprehensive therapy and support — to help address issues related to opioid dependence, including withdrawal, cravings and relapse prevention. Evidenced-based treatment approaches like this are often needed to successfully overcome addiction and maintain long-term recovery. Click Here

Growing population: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Due to the Opiate Crisis

A growing number of grandparents nationally are taking on the role of  the parent at a time when retirement is on the horizon, or they are already retired.  Click Here

Resources: Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic,   The Power of Grandparents ,  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of MA ,  Talking to Grandchildren about Parent’s Substance Use