"By now, we’ve all read or heard about the opioid epidemic sweeping our country. Some of us may have a loved one who struggles with addiction. Some of us may have lost a loved one to the disease.
What many of us may not know is that the senior population is growing increasingly addicted to opioids. A September 2015 AARP article says that between 1993 and 2012, “the rate of overdose deaths for adults ages 55 to 64 soared sevenfold,” and a June 2016 article reported that since 1999, deaths among those age 50 and up increased “nearly… eleven fold.”
Addiction to painkillers — or opioids like fentanyl, oxycodone and morphine — can have a devastating effect on those suffering from the addiction as well as on their friends and loved ones."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|S.A.F.E. is a coalition of community partners who have come together |
to provide support, education, treatment options,
and coping mechanisms for those affected by substance abuse disorder.
The SAFE Coalition provide services for the Franklin area. Visit their webpage for information on the services they offer. http://safecoalitionma.com/
View and/or download their tri-fold brochure here: