Hospitals and clinics around Massachusetts are gearing up to help people access treatment for opioid use disorder, as part of a statewide event aimed at increasing awareness of the disease.
The Sept. 22 event, called Massachusetts Opioid Screening and Awareness Day, will feature a free virtual panel discussion with experts in opioid use disorder and people with lived experience. The event is open to the general public.
A website for the initiative has an anonymous screening tool, which people can access 24 hours a day to help them determine if they or a loved one have symptoms of the disease. The virtual event will direct people to the screening site.