JUST ANNOUNCED: Substance Abuse Prevention Talk For Wilmington Parents On May 17

WILMINGTON, MA — Following up on the success of last October, the Town is holding another important substance abuse prevention talk for parents at St. Thomas Church (126 Middlesex Avenue) on Tuesday, May 17, from 7:30pm to 9pm.

This free event, which is intended for adults only, is organized by the Wilmington Board of Health, Wilmington Police Department, Tewksbury Police Department, the Catholic Community of Wilmington and South Tewksbury, the UMass Memorial Community Healthlink, and several other agencies.

The evening will include two presentations.

The first, entitled “Substance Use And Our Youth,” will highlight the effects of substance use on the developing brain; gateway drugs; co-occuring disorders; and best practices for youth recovery.

The second, entitled “Hidden In Plain Sight,” will highlight the signs and symptoms a child may display when using drugs and alcohol.

Have a question about the event? Contact Parish Social Worker Joanie Barclay at 978-658-4665 ext. 108 or Wilmington Public Health Director Shelly Newhouse at 978-658-4298.

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