Tewksbury CARES community advocates for resources, education, and services
Substance abuse prevention and awareness coalition
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.
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 at978-640-4490 x207
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 Department.
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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.)