To the right is a photo of the bracelet our class designed. We put the phrase”Break the Habit” on our bracelet multiple times so that you can read it from every angle. The bracelet is blue and yellow because it represents the Edwards Middle School. We designed and attached a tag that has information for the people that are struggling with addiction to get help. We are selling bracelets for $1 each at our school and hope to sell 1,000 bracelets.
“In 2016, there were 1,821 opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts—a rate of 29.7 deaths per 100,000 persons—compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons.” –NIDA
“Data Brief: Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths among Massachusetts Residents: For the first 9 months of 2018, there are 1233 confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths and the Department of Public Health (DPH) estimates that there will be an additional 252 to 318 deaths.” –Massachusetts Department of Health
"Massachusetts was among the top ten states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths."–NIDA