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

Dr. Ruth Potee

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 covered normal brain growth as well as how disruptions by substance use can permanently damage the teen brain, and what outcomes are traceable to early life substance use. The following day Dr. Potee provided training to island clinicians covering medication assisted treatment for substance use disorder and long term needs of patients in recovery. Thank you to our colleagues at Fairwinds for co-sponsoring the trainings with Dr. Po


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+ community, and actively support family and friends of those who identify as LGBTQ+. Our first public event was held on January 29, 2020 at the Atheneum featuring Tracy McKay, Program Manager from the Greater Boston PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Chapter located in Waltham, MA. Tracy's informative presentation gave attendees a vocabulary lesson, tips on how to use more inclusive language (regardless of how the peopl

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