Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition This is the official page for the Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

04/08/2019

Hey there music fans! We've got some tickets for the upcoming Symphony Pro Musica performances on May 4th @ Hudson High School and May 5th @ St. Mark's School in Southborough. If you purchase your tickets through us, a portion of the proceeds will go towards our prevention programs. It's a win-win!

Tickets are $20 for seniors, $25 for general audience. Visit us at the Hudson Health Department in the town hall, or send us a message, to order your tickets for these excellent performances!

Among youth...“The evidence base was large enough and consistent enough and strong enough to conclude that there’s a...
04/03/2019
Vaping may be more dangerous than we realized

Among youth...“The evidence base was large enough and consistent enough and strong enough to conclude that there’s an association between e-cigarette use and ever-use of combustible tobacco [cigarettes],”

A very interesting article that really breaks down some of the scientific conclusions behind vaping and makes them more understandable. Great starting place for youth and parents.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/28/18277658/vaping-health-effects-vs-smoking

E-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes but that doesn’t mean they’re harmless.

We would like to take a moment and send out a big thank you to everyone who attended, participated in, and volunteered t...
04/01/2019

We would like to take a moment and send out a big thank you to everyone who attended, participated in, and volunteered to make our Dodgeball Tournament a reality. We appreciate the incredible support of the people who live, play, work and worship as part of the Hudson community.

Now comes the work. Given the level of support the community showed us last Friday, we're so excited to bring more events and substance addiction prevention programs to Hudson!

Thanks again, enjoy some photos of the event. More the come!

One day left, and the hype is unprecedented!Thank you to everyone who made this event possible.  We hope to see you tomo...
03/28/2019

One day left, and the hype is unprecedented!

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible. We hope to see you tomorrow, 6pm @ Assabet RTHS

"In it, suit-clad sales reps rap to the tune of a song by the artist A$AP Rocky about titration, the process of increasi...
03/19/2019
Drug company used rap video to push for higher fentanyl doses and sales

"In it, suit-clad sales reps rap to the tune of a song by the artist A$AP Rocky about titration, the process of increasing the strength of a patient’s prescription until it reaches the adequate level."

Substance addiction is not a moral failing on behalf of individuals, but rather the result of a culture within drug companies that pushed doctors to prescribe higher and higher doses of an addictive substance to their patients.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/drug-company-used-rap-video-to-push-for-higher-fentanyl-doses-and-sales

The video is the latest eyebrow-raising piece of evidence in the trial, which has put a spotlight on the federal government's efforts to go after those it says are responsible for fueling the deadly drug crisis.

03/18/2019

We are still looking for 1 more volunteer referee for our Dodgeball Tournament. Send us a message if you are interested in learning more!

Yeah... that’s basically it.
03/15/2019

Yeah... that’s basically it.

Hudson YSAP would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Dodgeball Tournament in-Kind sponsors: The River's E...
03/14/2019

Hudson YSAP would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Dodgeball Tournament in-Kind sponsors: The River's Edge Arts Alliance! Thank yo so much for bringing music to what will hopefully be an awesome event!

Find tourney info & updates at
http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/ysap-dodgeball-tournament

Hudson YSAP would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Dodgeball Tournament in-kind sponsors: Assabet Valle...
03/12/2019

Hudson YSAP would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Dodgeball Tournament in-kind sponsors: Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Thank you so much for providing us with a venue and printing for this great event!

Find tourney info & updates at
http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/ysap-dodgeball-tournament

Check us out!Did we mention there will be an opportunity to throw balls at some of your favorite town employees?
03/07/2019
Hudson YSAP to host dodgeball tournament fundraiser

Check us out!

Did we mention there will be an opportunity to throw balls at some of your favorite town employees?

HUDSON — The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will hold its first dodgeball tournament fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. March 29 (snow

Hudson YSAP would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Dodgeball Tournament in-Kind sponsors: The Community...
03/03/2019

Hudson YSAP would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Dodgeball Tournament in-Kind sponsors: The Community Advocate! Thank you for your donation of ad space to help us to better promote this awesome fundraiser and great alternative activity for Hudson's youth!

Find tourney info & updates at
http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/ysap-dodgeball-tournament

Sure... that town team looks friendly now!  Wait until game time, when they will live up to their name and come into eac...
03/01/2019

Sure... that town team looks friendly now! Wait until game time, when they will live up to their name and come into each game like "RECing Balls". (Oh man! Now I have Miley Cyrus stuck in my head!!)

Not pictured: Tom Moses and Joan Wordell

We updated the website for our Dodgeball Tournament to reflect some awesome news!1) We are now looking to give away an a...
03/01/2019
YSAP Dodgeball Tournament — Hudson Health Department

We updated the website for our Dodgeball Tournament to reflect some awesome news!

1) We are now looking to give away an astounding $1,200 worth of door prizes! See our website with an updated list of our donors!

2) We are still looking for a few more teams, and we have decided to keep our registration fee at $200 per team until the final registration deadline of March 15th!

http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/ysap-dodgeball-tournament

The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (YSAP) will be hosting it’s first ever Dodgeball Tournament at…

02/28/2019
Dodgeball tournament to benefit local substance use prevention efforts

A big thank you to HUD-TV for putting together this great preview of our upcoming Dodgeball Tournament (featuring our Coalition Coordinator, Colin Gallant). There is still time to sign up! Visit our website for more info! http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/ysap-dodgeball-tournament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRP775BPpuA

The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is taking a new approach to fighting the surging substance abuse epidemic in Hudson -- dodgeball. *** T...

Hudson YSAP and the Hudson Health Department is working in partnership with the MetroWest Health Foundation to better un...
02/16/2019
Youth Vaping Family Survey

Hudson YSAP and the Hudson Health Department is working in partnership with the MetroWest Health Foundation to better understand how families in the MetroWest region understanding vaping and e-cigarette usage. If you have a moment, please take this brief survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/famvape

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

As the State of Massachusetts considers whether or not to pursue supervised injection sites, we invite folks to take a l...
02/14/2019
What's The Evidence That Supervised Drug Injection Sites Save Lives?

As the State of Massachusetts considers whether or not to pursue supervised injection sites, we invite folks to take a look at some of the pros and cons of a complex issue.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/07/645609248/whats-the-evidence-that-supervised-drug-injection-sites-save-lives

Proposals in several cities to offer drug users access to a safe space to consume drugs have caused a political stir, but what do we really know about the effectiveness of safe injection sites?

Happy New Year, Hudson!  Our resolution is to bring even more prevention programming to Hudson in 2019.  What is your re...
01/01/2019

Happy New Year, Hudson! Our resolution is to bring even more prevention programming to Hudson in 2019. What is your resolution?

We believe that youth substance use prevention goes beyond health education.  We don't just teach people about different...
12/28/2018
Central MetroWest Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative — Hudson Health Department

We believe that youth substance use prevention goes beyond health education. We don't just teach people about different drugs, like alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and opioids. We also build skills among adults in our communities about how to support youth and let them flourish. Learn more about the Central MetroWest Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (of which we are a member, and a leader) here: http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/sapc/

The Central MetroWest Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (CMSAPC) is a grant-funded, regional coalition of schools, youth-serving organizations, faith-based service, local governments (Health Departments, Youth and Family Services), and local substance use prevention coalitions across the comm...

It is December 26th, and for many, the start of Kwanzaa!  During the celebration, a kinara is lit with 7 candles represe...
12/26/2018

It is December 26th, and for many, the start of Kwanzaa! During the celebration, a kinara is lit with 7 candles representing the principles below:

12/25/2018
12/22/2018
Hudson Health Department
12/21/2018

Hudson Health Department

According to the CDC, the most dangerous times of the year for drug-and-alcohol-related deaths are December, January, and March.

In the battle to combat the opioid crisis, the Hudson Health Department is offering FREE Narcan (naloxone) training to those who live or work in Hudson. Each individual trained will receive an overdose response kit, including two doses of Narcan.

This effort is funded by the MetroWest Health Foundation.

Call us at (978) 562-2020 to make an appointment or simply walk in and ask!

The holidays can be a difficult time for people who have loved ones who struggle with addiction.  The Hudson YSAP websit...
12/20/2018
Opioid crisis leaves families in need of help this holiday season - The Boston Globe

The holidays can be a difficult time for people who have loved ones who struggle with addiction. The Hudson YSAP website has information about local resources that can help to support you as you support others:
http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/resources/#treatmentres

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/11/27/his-drug-addicted-mother-dead-and-now-this-young-boy-being-raised-his-aunt/SpIGXI8nz2Kylyj7zztBXL/story.html

At a time when opioid addiction has ravaged family after family in Massachusetts and throughout the country, the problems faced by this young boy and his relatives are not unique.

12/17/2018
Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, addiction is not a moral failing. Anyone can become addicted to a substance, and just like other diseases, to be treated and cured we need to deliver compassionate and informed care!
More info: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/addiction-science

https://youtu.be/wCMkW2ji2OE

You might think that only some types of people can get addicted to drugs. The truth is, it can happen to anyone, whether you're young or old, rich or poor, m...

Do you have any questions about Youth Substance Use Prevention efforts in Hudson?  Maybe you just have a quick question ...
12/12/2018

Do you have any questions about Youth Substance Use Prevention efforts in Hudson? Maybe you just have a quick question about YSAP and what it does? What if you're interested in learning more about a specific substance? If you have any of these questions, please feel free to message us through Facebook or click the "call now" button on our page for our phone number! We will happily answer your questions!

An article from earlier this year about the regional partnership between Hudson, Ashland, Natick, and Framingham Health ...
12/11/2018
Health departments equipping public with Narcan

An article from earlier this year about the regional partnership between Hudson, Ashland, Natick, and Framingham Health Departments to provide residents with access to free Narcan!

Please come to our event on December 19th and take advantage of our free training (where you leave with 2 doses of Narcan!)

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20180402/health-departments-equipping-public-with-narcan

FRAMINGHAM — For someone in recovery from drug abuse, it takes a supportive community to make progress.Addiction is a chronic and relapsing brain

12/07/2018
If you’re like us, you saw a startling headline today about teens using menstrual pads to get high.DEBUNKEDWhile there...
11/21/2018
FACT CHECK: Are Indonesian Teens Drinking Boiled, Bloody Menstrual Pads to Get “High” in a “New Trend”?

If you’re like us, you saw a startling headline today about teens using menstrual pads to get high.

DEBUNKED

While there are some reported cases of this happening outside the US, this is by no means a trend among US teens, or anyone for that matter. Please do not share any articles claiming that this is a issue, as that can create harmful norms and potentially even encourage youth to try it! This is a clickbait headline based on incomplete facts.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/boiled-menstrual-pads/

Media outlets have taken a voyeuristic look at child poverty in the poorest parts of Indonesia and repackaged it as a viral “teens do dumb things to get high” story for clicks.

10/25/2018
www.alexander.senate.gov

On Wednesday, President Trump signed the Support for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid crisis. This includes a reauthorization of funding for the Cures Act, an expansion of current programs to get naloxone in the hands of first responders, and loan forgiveness for individuals who work in substance addiction treatment in Mental Health shortage areas.

A summary of this bill section by section can below:

https://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/64a0f95e-e4b6-406e-9340-6a2755e8e34a/930-am-edits-09.26.18-final-opioid-sec-by-sec-bipart-bicam.pdf

09/15/2018

Our yard sale is going super well! But we’ve still got more stuff! If you come now, everything you can fit in a medium sized garbage bag is $5 for the whole bag!

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