Our Local Resources – Publications

Here you can find majority of our local resources and publications created by our staff. If you are interested in obtaining hard copies of any of our publications listed below, please contact Holly Savignano at hsavignano@hptc.org or (508)742-4490.

How to Help a Friend

A local resource for teens that was born from an idea from Rockland CARES. Young people are often the first ones to notice when a friend is beginning to engage in risky behaviors such as substance use. How to Help a Friend includes information for young people when they are concerned about a friend and don’t necessarily know what to do or where to turn. This resource includes warning signs, what to say and what not to say, as well as local resources to contact.
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Alcohol Playbook

Alcohol Playbook – The Alcohol Playbook is a local resource created by the Collaborative for teens to have alternative statements to make when feeling pressured to engage in underage drinking or is in the presence of someone who may be intoxicated and how to respond.
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Weekend To Do List

Often times, youth are told the cliché phrase “just say no” or “don’t do drugs”, but are not given alternatives to this behavior. The Weekend To Do List provides a list of things to do rather than engaging in drinking or doing drugs this weekend.
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Social Host Law

The Social Host Law in Massachusetts makes it illegal to furnish alcohol to a person under 21. A social host is anyone (adult or minor) who is in control of the premises and who furnishes alcohol or allows it to be consumed on the premises.
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Collaborative Quick Guide

This guidebook goes over a brief history of the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative, the specific grants that fund us, as well as initiatives that we offer that can be used as a resource within the communities that we fund.
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Where to Get Naloxone

Friends, family members and individuals with opioid dependency are encouraged to obtain Naloxone (Narcan), even in the early stages of recovery. This list includes all of the local pharmacies that carry Naloxone through a standing order. Individuals can obtain Naloxone without a prescription at any of the local pharmacies listed.
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How To Reverse An Opioid Overdose

This resource includes the basics of overdose prevention and what an individual can do in the event of an overdose.
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Safeguarding Your Home After Your Loved One’s Passing

Losing a loved one is hard enough. This resource provides individuals with tools to safeguard their home and avoid any further suffering.
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How to Help a Friend – Transitional Age

A local resource derived from the original How to Help A Friend resource, with a more mature twist.
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Add This Conversation to Your Plate

Youth report the most common place they first obtain prescription drugs for non-medical use is from a loved one of family member. Parents and guardians can help prevent teen prescription drug misuse by becoming more informed with the six points addressed on this one pager (available in English, Portuguese and Spanish).

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Prescription Stimulants

College is a stressful time; between balancing academics and a social life, many college aged adults feel as though they do not have enough time in the day. Many young adults resort to the non-medical use of stimulants (such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta) to study, stay awake, and more. Despite the perceived advantages, there are many long lasting consequences that can occur as a result of consumption. The resource is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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It’s Never Too Early

Everyone asks “when should I start talking to my child about substance use”? Available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, this resource provides parents with simple talking points to provide to as young as pre-school aged youth. The resource is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Keep Your Brain & Body Healthy

Resource geared towards elementary school-aged children, providing information on self-care and coping skills to be used every day as a way to prevent substance use in the first place. The resource is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Get the Script on Your Prescription

Opioids and Benzodiazepines are medications that are both prescribed by a doctor and have a large potential for misuse. On this one page resource, the commonly prescribed opioids and benzodiazepines are listed, warnings for use, as well as potential signs/symptoms of overdose.

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