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Who We Are
The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition brings together a variety of community stakeholders, professionals, students, and town leaders to work collaboratively on reducing, preventing, and addressing substance abuse and related mental health challenges in our Town of Milton, primarily amongst youth. We recognize that our community is not immune from these problems, and we are motivated to face them together. We are also committed to making it easier for those afflicted with these disorders to get information about where to find help, and providing opportunities for them to contribute to and inform our work.
DEA National Prescription Drug Takeback Day
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the Milton Police Department, 40 Highland St is on Saturday, October 26th from 10am – 2pm. The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Milton Police Department are sponsoring our local Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Research has shown that the majority of abuse prescription drugs come from home medicine cabinets. Protect our community and protect our environment by turning in your unused or expired prescription drugs, safely and anonymously.
April Coalition Meeting
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Two Big Announcements from MSAPC!
Milton Police Dept and Coalition Launch “Milton Cares!" Post-Overdose Response Team
The Milton Police Department, in partnership with the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, is launching a new community outreach program by visiting the homes of Milton residents who have recently suffered from a nonfatal overdose of drugs or alcohol. The goal is to provide them and their family members with resources and, ideally, a direct referral to support and treatment. The Milton Cares Post Overdose Response Team (Milton Cares PORT) will begin visiting homes on September 5, 2018. Besides providing access to information and treatment, Narcan and training on its administration will be provided to the family or loved ones of those Milton residents most at risk for a fatal overdose. The intent is NOT to arrest; it is to recognize that addiction is a family disease that can benefit by support, information and treatment.
Read the full press release here.
Milton Rotary Supports MSAPC
Elizabeth Thomas, longtime member of MSAPC, accepts $1,000 donation from Milton Rotary Club members Michael Maholchic and Sheri Richardson to support the Coalition’s ongoing work to reduce and prevent substance use disorders.
Overdose Emergencies: What to Do
If you think that someone has overdosed on alcohol or drugs, call 911 immediately and state that you believe someone has overdosed and provide a clear address and location. Rapid response is essential for preventing potential permanent brain injury or death. Follow this link for specific information.
If You Want To Help
The Milton Coalition runs on volunteers and is always seeking new members. We don’t care what skills or experience you bring. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed. Find your niche here.
KEEP UP TO DATE
We encourage you to sign up for the Milton Coalition's electronic newsletter in order to stay up to date with events, activities, and opportunities. Click this link to subscribe.
MSAPC has launched a Facebook Page!
Please “follow” and “like” us and spread the word with your neighbors to learn about how we can keep Milton safe from alcohol and drug abuse.
Vaping: The New Look of Nicotine Addiction
This new resource has new information for youth, parents and schools about the dangers of vaping. Please get informed. So many kids in Milton are vaping these days; a new generation of kids are getting hooked on vapes instead of cigarettes.
Interface Referral Service Announced
A new free and confidential mental health and substance use referral call line is now available to Milton residents. It is called Interface Referral Service. By calling 888-244-6843 Monday through Fridays from 9am-5pm, a trained counselor will help to match you with a professional psychologist in our area who specializes in the mental health or behavioral health problem you or a loved one is experiencing.
PARENT Speaker Series
"PARENT" stands for Promoting Awareness and Resources for the Emotional Nurturing of Teens. The Milton Coalition, in partnership with the Milton Public Schools, brings in speakers with special expertise on a regular basis. The presentations are free. Be sure to sign up for the Coalition's Newsletter to be notified of upcoming speakers. (Find the Newsletter signup form at the bottom of every page on this website.)
Milton Access TV captured Dr. Potee's presentation. You may view it here.
Drug Story Theatre
Milton High Students watch Drug Story Theatre, with young people telling their real life stories of drug addiction and recovery.
Community Hero Award
Milton Coalition meetings are both informative and interactive
As befits a community organization, conversation and collaboration are key ingredients to a meeting.