August. 31st Overdose Awareness Event- Milford, MA
WOMEN'S Spirituality and Recovery Group Starting September 14th
Donations in Memory of Christopher Swindell
Below is an amazing sentiment of the special person, Chris was and always will be. "With an uncanny way of connecting with people, he made friends everywhere he went and often tried to help those in need, even if it was only with his big bear-hug. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his blue eyes."
The services are listed below for all of you who have reached out for the information.
Please remember we are all in this together no one needs to feel this pain alone, just reach out. We provide services for those struggling with addiction as well as for their families and loved ones; crisis intervention; treatment; and placement into treatment programs. Hotline 508-377-3370 anytime day or night
If you would like to make a donation in Memory of Chris Swindell to our Regional Substance Navigation Program please go to paypal.com and send the money to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support
The Regional Substance Navigation program is a formal, cooperative approach between the Milford Police Department and mental health professionals at Community Impact that utilizes a four-prong approach to achieve our program goal: intervention, treatment, follow-up, and community partnerships. This is a coordinated and cooperative effort not only amongst Law Enforcement but throughout the community as well.
Teen Vaping: Seeing Through the Vapor
Regional Substance Navigation Program
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Young People's AA Meetings in Massachusetts?
YPAA in our area is comprised of several small strong circles, and while these circles seem to be co-mingling more these days than they have in a while. The goal is to further unite the different circles into one ever expanding circle of young people in Boston, Massachusetts, New England, The Eastern area of the United States, and beyond!
For a full list of Young People meetings, events, and how to get involved in this strong circle of young people in sobriety, please click here
Red Flags Teen of Substance abuse
Marijuana: What Parents Need to Know
Many people today learn about drugs while they are very young and might be tempted to try them. Teens say that marijuana (cannabis) is easy to get, and it tends to be the first illegal drug they try. Marijuana use is often portrayed as harmless, but the truth is that marijuana can be an addictive drug, especially for teens, that can cause serious risks and consequences. As a parent, you are your child's first and best protection against drug use. The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about marijuana and how to help your child say "No" to drug use. For the full article click this link:
Tips for Getting To the Truth and Stating Your Concerns:
- Do not confront your child when you or she is angry or intoxicated. Wait until everyone has cooled off and sobered up.
- Agree on a plan before talking to your child.
- Select a time when you have privacy and interruptions will be minimal.
- Put all of the cell phones away and send the other kids in the family outside.
- Avoid direct accusations of drug involvement. After all, you could be wrong. Some behaviors that suggest substance abuse, like a flat affect and acting distant, could also be symptomatic of depression. Or perhaps the teen is having a hard time in school but hasn't confided all the details.
- Don't belittle or heap on the guilt, as in, "You keep this up, mister, and you'll kill your father!" Substance abusers are usually well acquainted with self-loathing and may already feel remorseful for the heartache they have caused. Ratcheting up their feelings of worthlessness and shame probably will not motivate them to stop. If anything, it might compel them to get high, in order to mute their pain.
- Try stating your concerns this way:
- "We've noticed some changes in you lately." Name them. "We love you and sense that something may be troubling you. Sometimes people act differently because they experiment with drinking or other drugs and then realize that they've gotten in over their heads."
- "Should we be concerned about that? If so, we hope you will be honest with us and tell us so that we can help you to stop, because drugs are too big a problem for any kid to have to handle all by himself."
Thank you For the Local Support
Joined Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., Amy Leone and Rep Fernandes at the JAG Networking Breakfast in Milford on Wednesday April 6th, 2016. At the meeting, Worcester DA Early presented a check to support the Drop-In Centers that opened this week.