Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday announced Opioid Task Force recommendations and actions to strengthen substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services.
The series of actions will strengthen the state's ability to respond to the opioid addiction epidemic in the state.
Over the past two months, the Task Force met with families and stakeholders from across the Commonwealth and worked with the Department of Public Health.
Governor Patrick's actions to address the findings of the Task Force include:
- Patrick will meet with New England governors on June 17 at Brandeis University to discuss a regional response to the opioid epidemic
- DPH will expand community-based and residential treatment programs for undeserved populations
- DPH will launch a statewide awareness campaign for youth and parents
To read more about all of the actions the Governor plans to take, click here.