Allsyon Pinkhover with team at mobile substance use trailer, September 2021

Drop in overdose deaths a ‘tiny relief,’ but much of the work just beginning

THE BOSTON GLOBE: The number of people who died in Massachusetts from opioid-related overdoses fell by 10 percent in 2023, the largest decrease in the state in more than a decade, according to newly released state data. But Allyson Pinkhover, Director of Substance Use Services at BNHC, said the work is just beginning, especially since the total number of deaths for the year was still the third highest since 2001. “It’s a tiny sigh of relief,” she told The Boston Globe.

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