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What is #2069?

If you’ve noticed the #2069 signs around town and have wondered what they refer to, it’s a grassroots opioid overdose awareness campaign that began in Wrentham and quickly spread throughout the greater Boston area in reference to the estimated 2,069 individuals who died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016. As staggering as that number is, more recently updated estimates from the...


National Medication Takeback Day October 28, 2017

Natick residents are encouraged to safely dispose of their unused and unwanted medications on Saturday, October 28th, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM in the rear of the Natick Police Department (20 East Central Street). Items accepted include prescription and over the counter medications such as pills, capsules, inhalers, ointments, patches, pet medication, and liquids in glass or leak-proof containers. For more information...


Steps to Reduce the Risk of Overdose

The Natick Opioid Task Force is committed to assisting community members who are addicted to opioids, which include common prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin as well as street drugs like heroin. While we hope that those who struggle with a substance use disorder will find a path to recovery that works for them, recent increases in the numbers...


National Recovery Month 2017

The Town of Natick is proud to announce its participation in National Recovery Month 2017. National Recovery Month is an annual observance across the United States that recognizes the millions of everyday Americans who are in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. The 2017 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. Natick residents are...


Natick Tackles Opioid Crisis

Like other Massachusetts communities, the Town of Natick has been struggling with the opioid epidemic that impacts all of us.  We see addiction as a public health issue.  It's not about morals or strength of character.  Addiction can affect anyone from any family.  Together we can confront the stigma of addiction that prevents families from seeking the help that they...