4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Taunton, Massachusetts

The seat of Bristol County, Taunton is one of the oldest colonial towns in the U.S., founded in 1637 by settlers from the Plymouth Colony. With about 55,000 people today, Taunton is known for its holiday spirit and displays on Taunton Green, giving the community one of its nicknames: “Christmas City.” The city is also home to several alcohol and drug rehab centers to ensure that everyone has access to the treatment they need to live a life of sobriety.

Substance Abuse In Taunton & Bristol County

A number of communities in southeast Massachusetts have experienced decreases in the number of overdose deaths, but the numbers in Taunton have been going in the opposite direction:

  • According to the Massachusetts Health Department, opioid-related deaths in Taunton increased from 16 to 31 between 2015 and 2017.
  • A total of 44 people died of opioid-related overdoses in Taunton in 2016, according to the state opioid death report.
  • In summer 2017, Taunton experienced 72 overdoses due to fentanyl or heroin.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health - https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/08/22/Opioid-related%20Overdose%20Deaths%20by%20City%20Town%20-%20August%202018.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Locator - https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?sAddr=Taunton%2C%20MA%2C%20USA#

Taunton Daily Gazette - http://www.tauntongazette.com/news/20170728/long-deadly-summer-opioid-overdoses-way-up-in-taunton

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