MSAPC to host Caring and Consequences: Milton Leaders Discuss Their Efforts to Reduce Substance Abuse

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MSAPC to host Caring and Consequences: Milton Leaders Discuss Their Efforts to Reduce Substance Abuse

Leadership panel to discuss their efforts to date and plans for future

Since the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition was established five years ago, town organizations, clergy and community residents have impressively dedicated themselves to preventing youth substance abuse and helping all residents who may be struggling with addiction and other behavioral health disorders. There is still much to learn, more work to do, and yet cause for celebration.

Recognizing the power of community awareness, MSAPC’s next meeting will locally reflect the national “Communities Talk” movement called, “Caring and Consequences: Milton Leaders Discuss Their Efforts to Reduce Substance Abuse”. A leadership panel will discuss their efforts to date and their plans for the future, and will include representatives from Milton High School, Milton Police Department, Milton Health Department, Milton Hospital, and Milton’s Youth Task Force. The public is encouraged to attend this free event and ask questions of the panelists.

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition released their first Community Health Assessment in 2014. While the results exposed high numbers of households with someone in the family struggling with addiction, as well as high rates of youth binge drinking, marijuana use and adolescent depression, the data led to some impressive town-wide actions to address these issues.

For more information on their next meeting:

Come to our next meeting, to be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Milton Public Library, to hear what progress has been made and to inform our future priorities. If you have any questions, please reach out to Project Coordinator, Margaret Carels at mcarels@townofmilton.org. MSAPC’s website is www.milton-coalition.org, and is filled with valuable information and resources.

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