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


Youth Marijuana PSA here


Melanie's Lawbe 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.)   
You may also be sued civilly. If you are sued civilly, a jury may decide whether you are liable and how much you will have to pay for injuries caused by your guests.
You could be prosecuted criminally or sued civilly if you knowingly allow a person under 21 to drink at your home, and he becomes very ill or dies from alcohol poisoning or other injuries.

Updated 10-2014

Substance Use Prevention and Education Week 2014

All of the events listed below are free and open to all.  Light refreshments will be served.

Monthly Speaker Series with Nancy Parker
"Connections Between Mental Health and Addiction"
Wednesday Oct. 15
Tewksbury Public Library

Third Annual Candle Light Vigil
"A night of remembering our loved ones lost to substance abuse"
Sunday Oct. 19
Tewksbury State Hospital Campus

Parenting for Prevention
A program designed for parents and caregivers of children in grades K-12 and facilitated by professionals in the field of addiction treatment.
Monday Oct. 20
John F. Ryan Elementary School Library

The Improbable Players
This is an educational theater group with performances that bring authenticity/passion to preventing a serious health issue, alcohol and other drug abuse in our communities
Wednesday Oct. 22
Tewksbury Memorial High School Auditorium

What began as a therapeutic side project has turned into one the most popular assemblies for students and family members across the country.   A play of many characters all performed by one actor:   Actor/Comedian John Morello.
Monday Oct. 27
Tewksbury Memorial High School Auditorium

Hidden in Plain Sight
 This exhibit looks " at first glance" to be the bedroom of the average teenager.  But on closer inspection there are items that can actually be signals that a young person could be involved in risky, dangerous or even illegal activity.  This presentation is a collaboration of the high school's Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Police Department.
On display before the presentations above 
 Oct. 20
Oct. 22
Oct. 27

Contact Officer Jennie Welch 978-851-7373 Ext 230 or email Jwelch@tewksbury-ma.gov


The "Unwanted Medication Kiosk”
is a permanent receptacle located in the lobby of the Tewksbury Police Department at
918 Main Street
where citizens can safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs as needed.

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