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

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I am the face of addiction

Every 19 minutes we lose one life to an rx overdose.  The face of today's heroin addict is quite different from years ago.  The National age of overdosing is between 18-25 years of age.


We are actively recruiting new members.  If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact us at


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


Upcoming Event in Tewksbury:

Target Audience: Parents and caregivers of students in middle school and high school. 

PREP - Prevention Resources and Education for Parents

Presented by Traci Wojciechowski
Caron Treatment Center Student Assistance Program

 * Provide information on the effects and consequences of gateway drugs and other drug trends

 * Empower parents with effective communication skills when talking with their children about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use

 * Review the importance of establishing clear rules and consequences at home regarding substance use
 * Evaluate resiliency factors that help protect kids from substance use

7:00 pm on Monday May 11, 2015

 Tewksbury Public Library      

  300 Chandler St. (corner of Chandler and Main) 

This event is part of an ongoing series of events about substance abuse hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and the Tewksbury Police 

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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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