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Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The largest city in Berkshire County, Pittsfield is a city of contrasts. A rich cultural community and wealth of natural beauty sit side by side with poverty, community violence, and a growing crisis of opioid addiction. Berkshire Medical Center, the local community hospital with 730 deliveries per year has seen a dramatic increase in families in crisis, with a 300 percent rise in newborns with opioid withdrawal or Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in the past 4 years.