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Thursday, January 29, 2015

 

Check out our new ASAP video next time you are at the Dreamland for a movie!  Thank you, Dan Driscoll, John Stanton and the entire September Productions team for this outstanding glimpse at our prevention work here on Nantucket.

 


 

Thank you to the Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror for bringing our community's attention to the problem of drug abuse on Nantucket.  Click here to read the front page story by John Stanton about the recent rise of heroin use.  (The story continues here.) If you are interested in being a part of the ASAP coalition, please contact Cathy Kelly at asapnantucket@gmail.com or Holly McGowan at hollymcgowan@comcast.net to find out how you can get involved.

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Nantucket will be participating in National Drug Facts Week, January 26 - February 1.  CPS Middle School students will have the opportunity to go online for a live chat on January 30th with experts to anonymously pose questions the students might have about this important topic.  Click here to find out more about National Drug Facts Week.

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Join us for this special ASAP sponsored event on Saturday night at the Dreamland.  FREE to all middle school students!

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This poster, created by Sawyer Phillips in Mrs. Crowley's 8th grade advisory, came in first place in the 2014 Red Ribbon Week poster contest at Cyrus Peirce School.  Congratulations to all of the students at CPS who participated and especially to Sawyer for his winning entry! 

 

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 ASAP is pleased to announce we've been named as a recipient of the Drug Free Communities Grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The award is for $125,000 per year and continues for a five year period, with community participation to meet goals toward substance abuse prevention and education.

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Check out the new Drug Free Communities' redesigned website offering a wealth of information for parents, teachers, students and the community-at-large.

http://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com/

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