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.

05/18/2019

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 aspiri...
05/17/2019
Help us to Recruit Caring Adults for Youth! | Logo design contest

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!

http://99d.me/c/jn0a

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 ...
05/16/2019
Fundraiser remembers angels with 5K, protest art and more - Community Advocate Fundraiser remembers angels with 5K, protest art and more

We tabled at this amazing and inspiring event last weekend! So moved by this event and the strong community it brought together!

https://www.communityadvocate.com/2019/05/13/fundraiser-remembers-angels-with-5k-protest-art-and-more/

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...

05/16/2019

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...
05/10/2019
ArtsFest returns to Hudson’s revitalized downtown

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.

05/03/2019

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 ou...
05/03/2019
Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource Guide — Hudson Health Department

Our new resource guide (in collaboration with Marlborough Alliance for Prevention) has gone digital! Check it out on our health department's website!

http://www.hudsonhealthdept.org/resource-guide

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!

05/01/2019

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.

04/30/2019

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!!

04/30/2019

Message us for your $20 tickets to benefit Hudson YSAP!

We've still got $20 tickets available for the Symphony Pro Musica shows on May 4th (Hudson High) and May 5th (St. Mark's...
04/18/2019

We've still got $20 tickets available for the Symphony Pro Musica shows on May 4th (Hudson High) and May 5th (St. Mark's School in Southborough). A portion of the proceeds for tickets you buy from us go back to great prevention programming for our town! Send us a message to get your tickets!

04/11/2019

Flutes and supporting your local substance abuse prevention coalition?

Its a wind/win! (Get it!?) Sorry if that musical pun fell flat...we were trying to be sharp.

Anyway. We are partnering with Symphony Pro Musica to raise some money for our prevention efforts in Hudson. If you buy tickets through us, some of the proceeds will go toward Hudson YSAP. Send us a direct message or visit the Hudson Health Department in Town Hall to purchase your tickets. ($20 for seniors, $25 for general audience)

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

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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

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