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Press Releases 2023

Press Releases 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the landscape for behavioral health professionals at the Brien Center.
Read or listen to this great report aired on WAMC. For Immediate Release May 18, 2020

Press Releases 2019

Press Releases 2018

 Brien Center Medical Director Differs With Berkshire Sheriff On Addiction

WAMC, December 7, 2018

William “Smitty” Pignatelli: An integrated solution to pain management and the opioid crisis
Berkshire Eagle, November, 5, 2018

Brien Center keeps promise, launches ‘Early Recovery Group’
Berkshire Eagle, November 2, 2018

Senate president vows to ‘bend the curve’ on opioids fight
Berkshire Eagle, October 27, 2018

Brien Center Honors Michaels, Pignatelli at Annual UNICO Dinner
iberkshires, November 3, 2018

Pittsfield: Brien Center names dinner honorees
Berkshire Eagle, October 25, 2018

Brien Center in North Adams suspends daily outpatient addiction treatment program
Berkshire Eagle, October 1, 2018

At Out of the Darkness Walk, message clear: ‘You are not alone’
Berkshire Eagle, September 29, 2018

In Massachusetts, new strategies sought for suicide prevention, education
Berkshire Eagle, September 29, 2018

Letter: Talking helps the walk out of darkness
Berkshire Eagle, September 25, 2018

Anti-opioid group refuels with $200K federal grant
Berkshire Eagle, September 21, 2018

At rally, a call for understanding about addiction
Berkshire Eagle, September 15, 2018

 Rebecca Phelps-Smith and M. Christine Macbeth: Your courage, our care
Berkshire Eagle, August 13, 2018

Medical Monday: Mental Health & Substance Abuse
WAMC, July 30, 2018

Editorial: A critical component of Brien Center’s work
Berkshire Eagle, June 15, 2018

Editorial: South Berkshire not immune to opioid addiction
Berkshire Eagle, May 23, 2018

In Great Barrington, a cry for more substance abuse funding and treatment beds for South County
Berkshire Eagle, May 21, 2018

Brien Center names new board members
Berkshire Eagle, May 10, 2018

 Panel: Opioid scourge is ‘public enemy number one’ for its toll on youth
Berkshire Eagle, April 29, 2018

Maintain momentum on opioid addiction
Berkshire Eagle, April 21, 2018

‘Coaches’ join movement to recover from addiction
Berkshire Eagle, April 16, 2018

Brien Center adds administrator
Berkshire Eagle, April 13, 2018

How Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is growing and changing
Berkshire Eagle, April 9, 2018

The Brien Center temporarily stops admitting children
Berkshire Eagle, April 4, 2018

Local agencies hosting trauma conference
Berkshire Eagle, March 9, 2018

Youth and mental health: The struggle is real, so are the solutions
Berkshire Eagle, March 6, 2018

Affordable housing in county a particular challenge for opioid users in recovery
Berkshire Eagle, February 2, 2018

The Brien Center Opens Residential Program for Women
Berkshire Eagle, January 30, 2018

For those seeking addiction recovery, Keenan House for Women in Pittsfield means “hope”
Berkshire Eagle, January 29, 2018

Medical Monday: Mental Health & Substance Abuse
WAMC, January 15, 2018

Press Releases 2017