Prevention: Teens & Opiates

Despite all the news and community efforts to treat and prevent opiate addiction, the best solutions begin in the home. Many people don’t understand the real risks associates with prescription pain killers following an injury or surgery. Don’t assume it is safe for your child to take prescription medications. Opiates are highly addictive in any form; some people can become addicted from even brief exposure. Read this article from the Daily Hampshire Gazette to learn more about preventing your teen from developing an opiate addiction:

We all need to work together in our communities and homes to combat the opiate crisis.
If you or someone you love is struggling with an addition to heroin or pain medication, call us today: MA: 508.285.8550 or NH: 603.824.6937. Transformation starts here.

Article by:
Kimberly Tink
Outreach Director
Norton Health Care