Chasing the Dragon

In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.


Ludlow CARES Coalition is a volunteer organization united in providing education, support, and awareness to promote the health and well being of our community, especially our youth.

Know the Signs of Addiction

The following video clips and website links are provided by The Ludlow CARES Coalition as educational information.  If you or a loved one suffers from a substance use disorder or other addictions we urge you to seek help.  

We have provided contact information for many local agencies.  

Please refer to our "Resources" page.  

                                  Stop It Now

Stop It Now aims to PREVENT Child Sexual Abuse by showing adults how to teach their children

about healthy boundaries, as well as educating adults about warning signs, safeguards, and good communication. 

The Compassionate Friends Support Group 

Western Massachusetts Substance Abuse Treatment and
Prevention Services Service and Program Types

Compassion ~ Awareness ~ Respect ~ Education ~ Safety

What to Do If Your Adult Friend or 
Loved One Has a Problem with Drugs

Athletes, Opioids and Addiction

Can you answer your kids questions about drugs?  ​

Take the quiz!