About Us

Our mission is to ensure that Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region work together to help reduce opioid and heroin addiction, prevent overdose deaths, and improve the quality of life in our community.

In September 2013, community leaders from across the region came together to form this Task Force in response to the growing problem of heroin and other opioids in our area. We started as a coalition of just a few people and have now grown to over 300 members. Together, we are doctors, judges, police officers, prevention experts, educators, and many others.

As a community, we can tackle the very serious problem of heroin and prescription drug abuse in our region. Our goals are to:

  1. Prevent heroin and prescription drug misuse and addiction.
  2. Prevent overdose from prescription drugs and heroin.
  3. Help more people get treatment and recover from heroin and prescription drug addiction.
Task force members in action at meetings

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