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Press on last night’s shoulder tap survey operation.

Purchase of Alcohol for Minors Put to Test with Stoughton Police “Shoulder Tap” Operation The Stoughton Police Department conducted a “Shoulder Tap” operation Thursday night, where underage volunteers asked adults to purchase alcohol for them. 92.8-percent of attempts were declined – encouraging, but still a lower rate than in past years. By Jeffrey Pickette December 21,…

Thanks Stoughton PD for implementing this great strategy with OASIS!

Stoughton Ma. Police Department Release: Last night (20 Dec) the Stoughton Police Department in conjunction with Organizing Against Substances In Stoughton (OASIS) conducted a “shoulder tap” operation where underage volunteers were stationed outside of local liquor stores and asked adults to buy them alcohol. Since the objective of this operation was purely educational, if the…

Stoughton drug prevention group avoids scare tactics

By Justin Graeber Enterprise Staff Writer Posted Mar 03, 2012 @ 06:00 AM STOUGHTON — Remember “This is your brain on drugs?” The 1980s-era anti-drug commercial compared the effect of drugs on the brain to an egg sizzling in a frying pan. A memorable commercial even years later, but it turns out it’s better marketing…

Stoughton rewarded for its dogged efforts in fight against youth substance abuse

By Matt Stout Enterprise Staff Writer Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 06:01 AM STOUGHTON — As Karen Hall understands it, recipients of a Drug Free Communities grant are expected to demonstrate how their coalition can sustain itself, should its initiatives go without federal assistance. Hall – who oversees Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton, or OASIS…

Talking to Your Child About Alcohol and Other Drugs

Talking to Your Child about Alcohol and Other Drugs – VIDEOS It is tough to a be parent, especially when you have to have difficult conversations with your teen. Here is a short, fun video produced by OASIS modeling common mistakes when having “the talk”.  Hopefully this video will help you to avoid some common…

How to Talk to Your Teen

How to Talk to Your Teen

How to Talk to Your Teen Parents – You have more influence over your child than the internet, TV and their friends. The research shows that when parents talk to their teens about the risks of drugs and alcohol, those teens are up to 50% less likely to use substances (www.drugfree.org/prevent). Good News!  In a…

In Stoughton, They Weren’t Buying it (Booze, that is)

By Kate Sullivan Foley Thu Dec 3, 2009 Stoughton – Utilizing grant money, Stoughton Police took to the streets last week to deter crimes during the start of the holiday season. On Tuesday, an army of officers conducted a “shoulder tap program” outside liquor stores in town. Officers teamed with teenagers through the Stoughton Police…

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