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 email Holly Savignano.

How To Help – 2021

When someone you love is struggling with substance use, there is no “one size fits all” approach. The process of getting them help looks different for everyone. This resource provides some steps that might help. This resource is available in English, Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese.
Resous sa a disponib nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Este recurso está disponible en español.
Este recurso está disponível em português.

 

How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose

An overdose happens when you take too much of a drug and the brain shuts down breathing. This resource explains risk factors, recognizing the signs & symptoms of an overdose and provides a full step by step guide on how to respond to an opioid overdose.
Nou ofri fòmasyon sa a nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Esta capacitación se ofrece en español.
Este treinamento é oferecido em português.

Science of Addiction 101

Addiction is defined as a chronic relapsing behavior despite negative consequences; the overwhelming urge to continue something you know is bad for you. This resource is available in English, Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese.
Resous sa a disponib nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Esta capacitación se ofrece en español.
Este treinamento é oferecido em português.

 

Youth Smoking Vaping & COVID-19

In August 2020, the Journal of Adolescent Health published their research of the connections between youth vaping and COVID-19. The findings have direct implications for health care providers to ask all youth and COVID-19–infected youth about cigarette and e-cigarette use history; for parents, schools, and community-based organizations to guide youth to learn more about how e-cigarettes and dual use affect the respiratory and immune systems; for the Food and Drug Administration to effectively regulate e-cigarettes during the COVID-19 pandemic; and for the development and dissemination of youth-focused COVID-19 prevention messaging to include e-cigarette and dual use.
Resous sa a disponib nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Este recurso está disponible en español.
Este recurso está disponível em português.

 

Talking With Teens About Vaping

It’s not always easy talking with our children about the dangers they face, especially when it comes to teenagers. The concepts of this resource were adapted from the New York Times article, “How to Talk with Teenagers About Vaping” by Lisa Damour.
Resous sa a disponib nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Esta capacitación se ofrece en español.
Este treinamento é oferecido em português.

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, Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese.
Resous sa a disponib nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Este recurso está disponible en español.
Este recurso está disponível em português.

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, Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese).
Resous sa a disponib nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Este recurso está disponible en español.
Este recurso está disponível em português.

 

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. This resource is available in English, Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese.
Resous sa a disponib nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Este recurso está disponible en español.
Este recurso está disponível em português.

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, Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese.
Resous sa a disponib nan lang Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Este recurso está disponible en español.
Este recurso está disponível em português.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Accessing 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.

How To Reverse An Opioid Overdose

The leading cause of unnatural death in the U.S. is poisoning by drug overdose. This resource includes the basics of overdose prevention and what an individual can do in the event of an overdose.

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.

Safeguarding Your Home

Losing a loved one is hard enough. This resource provides individuals with tools to safeguard their home and avoid any further suffering.

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.

Escape the Vape

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device.