Whitman Hanson WILL

Providing primary, secondary, and tertiary opioid abuse and overdose prevention resources to the community, including Education, Awareness, and Support.

“Rise above the rest, stand tall and bloom no matter what’s going on around you.”

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Whitman Hanson WILL is part of a regional collaborative, the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative. Whitman Hanson WILL is made up of volunteers across twelve sectors in addition to promoting advocacy and working effortlessly to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders.

Opioid Addiction

Long-term opioid use causes changes in the brain that result in uncontrollable compulsive drug craving, seeking and use.


A continuum of care is a system of care in which a person receives the type of service that is most appropriate for the intensity of their addiction at each stage of their recovery.


The Collaborative focuses on education, trainings, and outreach for individuals in active use, bystanders, and the community at large.

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Coalition Resources

“It’s weird because like so many kids are doing drugs at a younger age, and they don’t even realize like life gets really hard. So they’re like doing drugs before they even realize how hard life can be. It may not be for everyone, but sometimes when they find out that life is hard, they’ll probably wanna test drugs and ease the pain, so they can like leave reality and go somewhere else. They should teach kids from an early age coping skills, without drugs.”

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