Substance Abuse Prevention

Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Coalition (MOAPC) With funding from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Agency(SAMHSA), Bureau of Substance Abuse Services(BSAS) has provided a grant to a cluster of communities within the Montachusett Public Health Network – Fitchburg, Leominster, Athol and Gardner – to address the issue of opioid abuse and misuse by supporting the implementation of effective and sustainable strategies and interventions.

Gardner Community Action Team (GCAT) uses monies provided by the community, and by the state and federal government, LUK supports staff that coordinate a group of community members in Gardner who care about and work towards the prevention of substance abuse. Staff recruit members, provide information and support to the coalition members and at community events. With staff support, the coalition collects community data; assesses community needs, plans and executes activities and strategies based on science-based practices.

Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative - East

The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) has funded this grant to the Montachusett Public Health Network who has partnered with LUK – to address the issue of underage drinking substance misuse and abuse by supporting the implementation of effective and sustainable strategies and interventions.

The community members, stakeholder, city officials etc. that make up the SAPC East cluster work closely with all of its community partners to coordinate, plan and implement activities and learning opportunities for the communities in this cluster. These communities include the Cities and Towns of Fitchburg (lead community), Leominster, Clinton, Sterling, and Princeton

Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative - West

The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) has funded this grant to the Montachusett Public Health Network who has partnered with LUK – to address the issue of underage drinking substance misuse and abuse by supporting the implementation of effective and sustainable strategies and interventions.

The community members, stakeholder, city officials etc. that make up the SAPC West cluster work closely with all of its community partners to coordinate, plan and implement activities and learning opportunities for the communities in this cluster. These communities include the Cities and Towns of Athol, Gardner (lead community), Phillipston, Royalston, Templeton, and Westminster.

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