Past, Present & Upcoming Events

A.S.A.P. hosts events on Island to focus on issues that are occurring. These presentations are to get students and locals involved and to let them know of critical issues.

Keep up to date with our past, present and upcoming events so you can attend!

ACK SOBER Radio Shows:

ACK SOBER is a radio program hosted by Janina Kean, a substance use disorders expert and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Guests interview with Janina on Natucket's local NPR radio station- 89.5, to discuss alcohol, drug, addiction and other related behavioral health topics. Listen to our podcasts below.

Youth Survey on Substance Use

February 14, 2020

Dr. Ruth Potee visited Nantucket on February 12-13, 2020 to share her expertise in rural medicine and substance use disorder treatment.  On Wednesday, February 12th Dr. Potee presented "Adolescent Brain Development" to a crowd at the Great Hall of the Atheneum. She cov...

February 3, 2020

LGBTQ+ youth are currently have a high risk for suicidality and substance misuse. With that in mind, ASAP has joined with A Safe Place, Health Imperatives - Nantucket and the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House to bring more awareness of the needs of the LGBTQ+ commun...

September 30, 2019

On July 23rd members of the community joined panelists Sarah Chotkowski from Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Nicole Campbell from The Green Lady, Tess de Alberdi from Fairwinds, Aline Wommack from Addiction Solutions and Sue Mynttinen from ASAP to talk about the pros and c...

June 1, 2019

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month ASAP hosted another "Let's Talk" event, this time covering Human Emotions.

The panel consisted of Jackie Lane, Executive Director for NAMI Cape & Islands, Tess de Alberdi Executive Director of Fairwinds, Darcie Evans, Sher...

April 12, 2019

We were very fortunate to bring Christine Johnston of Springfield College to Nantucket to present "A New Wave of Addiction: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems".  Christine gave attendees a vocabulary lesson on the names for the many devices available on the market, a...

February 21, 2019

ASAP hosted our first bilingual community event on February 12th with Diana Clark, JD, MA “Parenting Strategies; The Risky Teenage Years” to help provide information for parents, students, teachers, counselors and community members on what is considered normal teenage...

January 14, 2019

In an effort to make sure our island community is aware of the numerous resources available to offer support and treatment, ASAP organized a panel of presenters to talk to our community. 

Presenters include Tess de Albierdi from Fairwinds Counseling Center, Aline Wommac...

May 21, 2017

 Since April 2016, Janina Kean, substances use disorders expert and Yale trained, board certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, has been teaching a two day course called the Family Awareness Program on Addiction. This is the same course sh...

May 20, 2017

ASAP worked with Drug Free Communities grant consultant  Dr. Jeffrey Rodman, to compile a report on the needs and youth risk factors for substance abuse in the Nantucket community.

Nantucket scored moderately high to high in 8 out of the 16 risk factors. 


May 19, 2017

During A.S.A.P's  Red Ribbon Week Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign, middle school students engage in an anti-drug use messaging poster contest.  

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