Our Local Resources &
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 (508)742-4490
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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. Scan the QR code on this resource or visit the Journal of Adolescent Health website to check out the full study.
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.