Hudson Health Department
A copy of the draft regulation can be found here: http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/events/tobaccopublichearing
This is the official page for the Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
Hudson Health Department
A copy of the draft regulation can be found here: http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/events/tobaccopublichearing
Sesame Street has created a great resource to help you have conversations with young children (2-6 years old) around addiction. Check out the videos and materials here!
Resources and support for families struggling with parental addiction.
Homemade THC vape oil is causing most of the vaping related injuries and deaths we've been hearing about. If you suspect a young person in your life may be creating their own vape oil, please be sure to talk to them about the risk.
After being contacted by BuzzFeed News, the platform took down some of the videos. Vaping-related injuries continue to climb by the day.
“Join physician and tobacco policy researcher @mbsiegel on @reddit_AMA this Friday (11/1) at 12pm ET to discuss the youth vaping epidemic and respiratory disease outbreak. He will be answering questions about what we can do to minimize risk and improve #publichealth. https://t.co/OcvNM85nR9”
Hudson Massachusetts Police Department
Daytashia Harvey has been located and brought home. Thank you all for your assistance.
The Hudson Police are trying to locate 17 year old Daytashia Harvey. She is considered missing/endangered. Any information please call the Hudson Police Department at 978-562-7122.
Hi Everyone, just a reminder that next week we will be working with rail trail flatbread co. for a fundraiser! This is a super easy (and tasty) way to support our prevention work. Just PRINT out this flyer, and bring it with you Monday (10/21). When you order a flatbread (either dine-in or take-out) a portion of the proceeds go back to us!
Thanks in advance for your support!
We had a great time at this event playing trivia. There's a great photo of a group from Quinn Middle School who did an excellent job at trivia, showing that our middle school is doing some great and early health education!
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – Hudson Recreation presented its 22nd annual fall festival with a new name, as well as different hours and
We've updated the Vaping Cessation page on the Health Department website! You can now find even more information and resources here to help you through the vape ban.
On September 24th, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency in the Commonwealth due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products and the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth. The Commissioner of Public Health in Massachusetts has tempor...
With the new vape ban, many folks are faced with a choice: go (back) to cigarettes, or try to quit nicotine altogether. While this is a difficult decision for everyone, if your pursuing the latter we have prepared some resources for Hudson around cessation.
On September 24th, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency in the Commonwealth due to severe lung disesase associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products and the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth. The Commissioner of Public Health in Massachusetts has tempo...
Massachusetts Vaping Product Ban: On September 24th, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency and announced a four-month ban on all vaping products effective immediately.
On September 24th, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency and announced a temporary four-month ban on all vaping products effective immediately.
At the Hudson Health Department, we understand this news can be distressing for individuals who vape nicotine, especially those who started vaping as a means of quitting smoking. Individuals who would like help seeking treatment are encouraged to call the Helpline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit MakeSmokingHistory.org.
Read the press release here: https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-charlie-baker-declares-public-health-emergency-announces-temporary-four-month-ban-on
Interested in being a YSAP member? Stop by our meeting on Wednesday night at the Hudson Town Hall from 5pm-6:30pm!
An innovative solution to help schools combat the vaping epidemic!
A Massachusetts state representative has a new idea to combat the youth vaping epidemic, and he says it will force vape manufacturers to put some skin in the game.
Also subbing in sugar snap peas
Interesting story today on Good Morning America about "Mommy Juice" culture contributing to addiction among young mothers... Hopeful this will start a larger conversation!
Parenting expert Ericka Souter discusses how the culture of wine drinking among moms can impact their families.
We are excited about the launch of Hidden in Plain Sight again this year! Thank you to your amazing sponsors Town of Natick, MA, Natick Mall, Jordan's Furniture, Ben & Jerry's, Wegmans, SPARK Kindness, SOAR Natick, Natick Rotary Club, Decisions At Every Turn Coalition, Dover-Sherborn Regional School District, Framingham Health Department, Framingham FORCE, Holliston Youth and Family Services, Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention, Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, MCAP - Medfield Cares About Prevention, MetroWest Caring Adults Network, Northborough-Southborough Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Westborough Youth & Family Services, and WaylandCares for making this possible. Come visit us at our store front location on the Upper Level of the Natick Mall (between Tilly's and Hollister) from September 10-September 26 (hours vary depending on the day). Please see the flyer for more details!
A Message from Our Coordinator:
As you may or may not have seen, Hudson YSAP in collaboration with the Hudson Health Department displayed 80 purple flags on the front lawn of the Hudson Town Hall this past weekend. These flags each represented an overdose that occurred in Hudson between January, 2016 and Today.
I want to personally thank everyone for the support and loved that has poured in from the community in response to this event. Ever since I first started working in this community last April, I have been overwhelmed by the passion this community has for substance use prevention and awareness. Whether it was our local businesses eager to support our Dodgeball tournament, our local Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro West-Church St Clubhouse supporting our Caring Adults initiatives, Hudson Public Schools bringing us in for Vaping Education, and our administrators in the Town of Hudson supporting events like this one.
It was all best captured today as I was taking the flags down. I found this little rock with a bee painted on it that just said "Happy". I'm not quite sure what the true intent of this message was, but I chose to read it as a show of support for people struggling with addiction in our community.
On the back, the stone said something I'd like to echo here: "Hudson Rocks!"
Thank you all so much!
Colin Gallant, Hudson YSAP Coordinator
Hudson Health Department
80 purple flags were placed on the Town Hall front lawn in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st) representing 80 overdoses, fatal and non-fatal, that occurred in Hudson since 2016.
Hi Everyone! We are looking for folks in Hudson who are interested in telling us more about their perceptions around opioid addiction. Please take this brief survey and let us know! This results will be used to inform the programs we pursue moving forward!
The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (Hudson YSAP) is looking to get more information about attitudes regarding substance abuse held by the Hudson community. Your responses are anonymous, so please feel free to answer in a way that more represents your feelings.
Some facts about Marijuana and how it can impact workers!
Hudson YSAP is a member of the Central MetroWest Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative, and contributed to the creation of the MetroWest Caring Adults Network!
The goal of the MetroWest Caring Adults Network is to connect adults to resources around build developmental relationships and foster strong relationships with youth!
Check it out!
Make Captain America proud...
We've updated some of the language we use around substance use, as well as the resource section of our slice of the Hudson Health Department Website! Check it out!
Do you know a resource that’s not on our list? Reach out to Colin Gallant with the name, information, and a link to your resource and he’ll be sure to add it!
Did you see the new Substance Misuse and Addiction resource guide we created with the Marlborough Alliance for Prevention? You can find it all online or come and get a hard copy at the Hudson Health Department
Even if you don't know the lingo, it is always helpful to talk to the youth in your life about the harms of substance use. The conversation doesn't need to be difficult or very formal. We suggest opening up by asking them to tell you all the things wrong with this tweet! 😂😂
“Hey teens! Vaping isn’t fleek or fire 🔥🔥🔥, that’s why the State of Ohio launched #MyLifeMyQuit to show you that you don’t need fat clouds ☁️☁️☁️ to be radical! 💯💯💯 https://t.co/Jui9ezzLmZ”
About one-fifth of adults in the United States have experienced some form of harm due to someone else's behavior while drinking.That's according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, which found that in 2015, an estimated 53 million adults -- or nearly 1 in 5 --...
Check out the Improbable Players at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Wednesday 6/12. The doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm! This is a free event and light refreshments will be served!
SMOC is sponsoring this free event on Wed. The Director of Improbable Players just won Mass Nonprofit Excellence Award for Young Professional. He’s been in recovery for 9 years!
Today (June 4) from 9:00- 10:00 PM, Alex Berenson, author of Tell Your Children the Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence will be on Dan Rea's radio program on Boston's WBZ 1030 AM. If you wish to call in with a question or comment for Alex the phone numbers to call in are 617-254-1030 or 888-929-1030.
If you would like to listen to the live discussion, you can tune in to Boston Radio WBZ 1030 on the AM dial, or directly on your computer or iPhone via the WBZ listen-live page: https://www.iheart.com/live/wbz-newsradio-1030-7729/ via iHeart Radio.
Listen to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Live for Free! Stream News & Talk songs online from this radio station, only on iHeartRadio.
Some interesting information about tobacco use in Hudson from the Department of Public Health!
Join Learn to Cope on Saturday, June 22nd for their 2nd Annual Knowledge is Power Conference!
Reminder: The Opioid Project is in Hudson Town Hall until May 30th. If you've got some town business to handle, spend a moment looking at the art on the wall, which shares the experience of those who support or lost someone struggling with addiction.
We are part of a regional coalition that is looking for help to develop a logo! If you or someone you know is an aspiring graphic designer, please take a stab at our 99Designs contest!
Our coalition is located in the MetroWest Boston area, and focused on connecting adults with youth in our community. We have found that youth who are not connected to a caring adult are more likely to engage in underage drinking. MetroWest CAN sends monthly email messages and develops social media c...
We tabled at this amazing and inspiring event last weekend! So moved by this event and the strong community it brought together!
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – On May 11, 267 runners and walkers contributed to the successful second annual Remembering Our On May 11, 267 runners and walkers contributed to the successful second annual Remembering Our Angels 5K, beginning and ending at Marlborough Moose F...
Our meeting tonight at 5pm in Hudson Town Hall is open to anyone who would like to attend. We will be spending the 1.5 hour meeting planning prevention strategies for the next year, and we'd love to hear your input!
Did you see us ArtsFest Hudson last weekend? If not, you can still check out the Opioid Project in Town Hall until 5/30! Read more about how ArtsFest went here: https://www.communityadvocate.com/2019/01/08/artsfest-returns-to-hudsons-revitalized-downtown/
During an otherwise rainy week, it stayed dry May 4 when the cultural arts committee of the Hudson Downtown Business Improvement District, Inc. (BID) presented its second annual ArtsFest Hudson in conjunction with the statewide ArtWeek initiative.
Check us out tomorrow ArtsFest Hudson 2019. We'll be at Hudson Town Hall where you can see The Opioid Project displayed through the halls.
Our new resource guide (in collaboration with Marlborough Alliance for Prevention) has gone digital! Check it out on our health department's website!
The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Marlborough Alliance for Prevention collaborated to put together a Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource Guide. On this page, you will find a digital version of this resource guide. To request hard copies of this guide, please contact us!
You've got 3 days left to purchase tickets for the upcoming Symphony Pro Musica show this Saturday at Hudson High starting at 7:30! When you purchase them from us for $20, the proceeds benefit our prevention work! Send us a direct message and we'll get them to you.
A reminder that we still have tickets available for the Symphony Pro Musica concert this Saturday at Hudson High! Tickets are $20 and if you purchase them through us, all proceeds go towards our work preventing substance use! Message us for your tickets today!!
Message us for your $20 tickets to benefit Hudson YSAP!
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The MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey has uncovered areas of concern for Hudson’s youth, especially the prevalence of substance use. Additionally, substance use increases dramatically once youth reach high school. Visit Community Health for more information about substance use among Hudson youth.
In 2012, the Hudson Board of Health received a three-year grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation to support community efforts addressing youth substance abuse prevention, intervention, and increased access to treatment. This grant ended in 2015.
Hudson was awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. The grant is Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC), and it's focus is on underage drinking prevention.
Since unhealthy behaviors threaten not just the well-being of youth, but ultimately have negative economic consequences for communities, it makes sense to seek community-wide solutions. The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention initiative will engage the entire community through a three-pronged approach; a community substance use coalition, environmental modifications, and school-based programs. By integrating various strategies into existing or new policies and activities throughout the community, the initiative will strive to create sustainable change for the town of Hudson.
Our Vision: Through community engagement, Hudson will produce a healthier community that supports adolescents’ healthy decision-making.
Our Mission: The community of Hudson will work to measurably transform adolescent substance use by building community capacity and supporting substance abuse prevention, early intervention, and treatment.