Dear Norwood Community Partners:
Impact Norwood has created a new public awareness campaign titled Norwood Parents Know; we hope you will help distribute and/or display the posters. Impact Norwood is Norwood’s community coalition to prevent substance use.
We have produced a series of posters designed to highlight factual information to encourage positive and informed decision-making around the issue of youth substance use.
Can you help us to publicize these important messages?
The Norwood Parents Know campaign has three posters. The first poster emphasizes the Massachusetts Social Host Law prohibiting the provision and/or authorization of underage alcohol consumption in a home or any other property under adult control.
Please help spread the word by taking a poster to display in your place of business or organization, you can also request placement of posters in Norwood medical offices, restaurants, or community gathering spots where parents and other adults congregate frequently. Currently, we are distributing the Norwood Parents Know- Social Host poster. The two other posters will be launched soon; risk of adolescent marijuana use and prescription drug misuse.
Please call or email to pick up the posters at Town Hall or we can deliver them to your Norwood home or business: 781-762-1240 (174) firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much for your ongoing support and for your invaluable assistance with this project.
What is Substance Use Disorder?
Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. According to the DSM-5, a diagnosis of substance use disorder is based on evidence of impaired control, social impairment, risky use, and pharmacological criteria.
Guide for Parents & Guardians: Under the Right Influence, Educating & Encouraging Teens to Make Life-long Healthy Decisions.
Social Host Laws: An Educational Video for Parents
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration's (SAMHSA) underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
Allies in Recovery is an online-learning platform for families with a loved one struggling with drugs or alcohol. We provide community, expert advice, and a scientifically-validated program to give you the skillset you’ll need to help your loved one.
Trinity Community Church: Emmaus Road (A Christ Centered Journey Towards Recovery)
Find links to online resources, support groups, treatment options and much more.
News and Events
Next meeting December 14th at 3PM, Norwood High School Library. All are welcome.
Sept. 25, 2017 - Impact Norwood Awarded Drug-Free Communities Grant, 1.25 million for 10 years! Press Release
August 31, 2017 - Baker-Polito Administration Launches Campaign to Help Parents Protect Kids from Opioid Misuse
August 22, 2017 - Baker-Polito Administration Releases Latest Quarterly Data on Opioid Epidemic: Opioid-related deaths fell 5% in first 6 months of 2017 vs. same period last year
Science and Data on Marijuana: SAM Educational Briefs & Data on Marijuana Policy
Surgeon General's Report on Alchol, Drugs and Health: Facing Addiction in America.
The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado, The Impact - Volume 4
The purpose of this 2016 report is to document the impact of the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in Colorado. Colorado has served as an experimental lab for the nation to determine the impact of legalizing marijuana. This is an important opportunity to gather and examine data and facts on this issue. Citizens and policymakers should have sufficient data to make an informed decision. This is the fourth annual report on the impact of Colorado legalizing marijuana. It is divided into ten sections with each providing data on the impact of legalization prior to and during the creation of the marijuana industry in Colorado.
10 things I wish I'd known before my daughter became addicted to heroin. Boston Globe Magazine Article, Aug. 23, 2016