Substance Addiction and Opioid Dependence

The Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY) Coalition is a Hampshire County coalition that collaboratively engages in data-driven prevention with a health equity lens to reduce youth substance use and build healthy communities.

Parents, help SPIFFY with their survey! The survey is for parents and caregivers throughout Hampshire County to learn about their alcohol and cannabis use, and their attitudes regarding their kids' use of these substances. Survey responses are totally anonymous, and at the end of the survey participants will have a chance to enter a lottery to win one of five $50 gift cards.

Scan the QR code on the poster or follow this link to take the survey!


Dr. Ruth Potee, MD

Dr. Ruth Potee gives thoughtful, well researched talks on addiction, substance use, and the development of the teenage brain to audiences of parents, students, medical professionals, teachers, school counselors, emergency medical workers, courthouse staff, law enforcement, correctional officers, and the general public.

Find out more about Dr. Potee and view her amazing presentations here.


Hampshire HOPE

Hampshire HOPE: Heroin/Opioid Prevention & Education

Hampshire HOPE is a multi-sector coalition addressing the rise in prescription opioid misuse, heroin use, addiction, and overdose death in the Hampshire County region, through policy, practice, and systems change.
Get The Facts, Learn How to Get Help, Resources for Health Care Providers

Northampton Recovery Center
The Northampton Recovery Center is a safe, peer-driven community that provides a positive welcoming environment for people on all pathways and in all stages of recovery from addiction, as well as for their families and allies. Together we share support, resources and hope.

For information regarding their services, go to the Northampton Recovery Center website.

U.S. Surgeon General Report on Addiction

21 million people in America have a substance abuse problem. See the first ever U.S. Surgeon Generals Report on Addiction