Mission Statement
Our mission is to work collaboratively with residents and community organizations to reduce youth substance abuse by:
(1) reinforcing healthy norms;
(2) decreasing youth access to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs;
(3) creating and enforcing sustainable policy changes that will support healthy youth choices.

At this time the Coalition is primarily focused on reducing youth alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug abuse.  This is based on local data.

Alcohol Prevention Strategies
Some of our local strategies include:
-Social norms media campaign to correct misperceptions about underage drinking
-Updating and enforcing local alcohol by-laws to keep alcohol out of the hands of youth
-Collaborating with the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office to provide TIPS server training for bars, restaurants and clubs
-Working with Stoughton High to offer Alcohol Edu to 9th Graders
-Collaborating with Stoughton Public Schools to screen all 8th and 10th grade students for substance use issues using SBIRT
-and more……
Marijuana Prevention Strategies

-Working with the community to ban retail recreational marijuana sales in Stoughton
-Social norms campaign to correct misperceptions about youth use of marijuana
-Community education on risks associated with youth marijuana use
-Strengthening local by-laws related to preventing the use of marijuana in public (Public Consumption)
-Developing zoning by-laws related to possible “medical” marijuana dispensaries
-Working with local government through ballot question and town meeting to pass zoning restriction banning all retail recreational marijuana businesses in Stoughton
-And more…….

Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Strategies
-Bi-annual drug take back events
-Prescription drug drop box at Stoughton Police Department
-Media campaign about harms of prescription drug misuse
-2nd Grade Medication Safety class at all elementary schools
-Community education through pharmacies
-And more…..

Here is a short list of some of the things that OASIS accomplished in the 2016/2017 school year: OASIS 2016 2017 accomplishments short version

 

 

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