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Be the Best Parent You Can Be

Parent Expert Comes to Stoughton – 2/28/13 Stoughton Public Schools and Stoughton OASIS present Parenting Expert Joani Geltman – February 28, 2013, 7pm, O’Donnell Middle School What Can I expect at this workshop?  “Remember sitting in front of your new computer with all its new bells and whistles. You are excited about the potential of…

New Marijuana Study Demonstrates Lifelong Neurological Impact of Use

New Marijuana Study Demonstrates Lifelong Neurological Impact of Use Published October 2012 The Author: Dan Tarlin is a clinical social worker and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor at Westwood Lodge Hospital, where he directs the Partial Hospital Programs for children, adolescents, and adults.  He has been working in the field for over twenty years and…

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout Published November 2012 CELEBRATE THE 37TH ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT  BY PLANNING OR ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO QUIT  This Thursday, November 16, marks the American Cancer Society’s 37th Great American Smokeout. The annual event raises awareness around the harms of tobacco use and encourages users to quit, for at least one day, with…

Medical Marijuana in MA

Medical Marijuana in MA Published November 2012 So, Medical Marijuana is coming to Massachusetts.  OASIS (Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton) wants you to know that this does not change any of the following facts: Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in Massachusetts and the nation. Youth in states that have “medical” marijuana programs,…

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…

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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