Tewksbury CARES
community advocates for resources, education, and services
Substance abuse prevention and awareness coalition
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Tewksbury CARES
is committed to increasing awareness, promoting education and providing  resources to the Tewksbury community in an attempt to lessen the adverse effects of substance abuse

In accordance with this mission Tewksbury CARES strives to promote wellness, and support healthy lifestyle choices in the Greater Tewksbury community.

Our goal is to engage a broad-based coalition including parents, students, school personnel, police, public health, families in recovery, and treatment providers, working together to accomplish this mission.

An Initiative of the Tewksbury Board of Health

Help us achieve our goal. 
We are actively recruiting new members.  If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact us at
tewksburycares@gmail.com or by calling us
at 978-640-4470


Unwanted Medication Kiosk
--a permanent receptacle located in the lobby of the
Tewksbury Police Department
918 Main Street, Tewksbury
where citizens can safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs as needed.
Call  978-851-7373 for more information.

Please visit the

Tewksbury Public Library's
 Events page for ongoing substance awareness programs or contact them at 978-640-4490 x207

Recommended Readings:
Addict in the Family
by Beverly Conyers

It's Not Okay to be a Cannibal: How to Keep Addiction from Eating your Family Alive
by Andrew T. Wainwright

Now What? An Insider's Guide to Addiction and Recovery
by Willian Cope Moyers

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Melanie's Law
be informed-

 OUI - operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Keep reading for some important facts your
parents should know about underage drinking:

  The legal drinking age in Massachusetts is 21. It is against the law to serve or provide alcohol to underage guests or to allow them to drink alcohol in your home or on other property you control. If you do, you may be prosecuted criminally. The penalty is a fine up to $2,000, imprisonment for up to a year, or both. (G.L. c.138, sec. 34.)   

-be informed -
Youth Marijuana PSA

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