Opioid Task Force

The Central Massachusetts Opioid Task Force was formed by Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. to bring together government leaders, law enforcement, health-care professionals, educators, substance-abuse experts, families in need of addiction services and community members to respond to the growing problems of opioid addiction and overdose deaths.

Our mission is to work together to help reduce opioid and heroin addiction and prevent overdose deaths in Central Massachusetts.

Key Task Force goals are to prevent overdose deaths; to ensure that addiction is treated as a disease and get help and treatment for those addicted; to raise awareness of the growing opioid and heroin problem; and to support investigations and prosecution of opiate and opioid-related crimes.

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