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Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Doors open at 5:30. The program will run from 6-7:30pm with a follow-up Q&A session from 7:30-8pm. 

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Mill Pond School 
6 Olde Hickory Path
Westborough, MA 01581

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Square One: A Community Conversation on Substance Use Awareness and Prevention 

No one, regardless of age, ethnicity or family status, is immune or insulated from this topic. And, Westborough is not unique. This program aims to open up a discussion for all to begin to address education and support needs together. Program goals include:

  • Initiate a community conversation on substance use prevention, substance use disorder and addiction (including a brief look at the issue of Juuling/vaping).
  • Reduce / eliminate the stigma around the disease of addiction.
  • Identify community education needs.
  • Identify next steps as a community.
This is the first in a series of programs. It will be a “world cafe” format program with small group discussions led by experienced individuals. Topics to be addressed include the brain chemistry of addiction, increased risk to youth as a result of the developing brain and external forces that fuel addiction.

The program is FREE and open to all, with a recommended age of 14 years or older. Free on-site professional childcare is available (pre-registration is required for childcare).

Please come be a part of this important first step in addressing the critical issues of substance use disorder and addiction for our community.

If you are unable to attend this event, but are interested in receiving future information on Westborough events and initiatives related to substance use awareness and prevention, please visit the registration page and sign up to be added to the mailing list.