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Balancing Adversity with HOPE

The experiences we have as children, both positive and negative, can have lasting impacts on our health and behavior as adults. You may have heard of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The idea of ACEs came out of a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente from...

Bullying Prevention

Recently, Susan Poirer, Public Health Nurse for the Town of Milton, wrote an article for the Milton Times on bullying prevention. I wanted to share this article for two reasons. First, bullying is an important public health issue that can have lasting impacts on the...

Vaping & JUULing: What Parents Should Know

This fall I was inundated with requests from curious and concerned parents and schools about vaping.  Vaping among youth has skyrocketed.  Particularly I heard questions about the use of one e-cigarette brand, JUUL, and adults are trying to figure out how to respond. ...

‘Tis the Season to Talk

Next week is Thanksgiving which marks the beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time for celebrations with friends and family and a perfect opportunity to talk with the kids and young adults in your life about alcohol. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New...

Alcohol’s Impact on the Teen Brain

Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among youth in the United States. Despite common misconceptions that alcohol is less harmful than other drugs, drinking alcohol at a young age can have many negative consequences. One lesser known harm of underage drinking is the...

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Please take this survey to help shape and inform our regional efforts focused on underage drinking. Participants will have the chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! The purposes of this survey are: (1) to collect information about community attitudes toward underage...

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The Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) is a grant program that works to prevent underage drinking and other drug use across Massachusetts.  The Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) funds local communities...

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