Substance Use

           

SBIRT ~ Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment

All Massachusetts Public Schools are now required to implement the SBIRT screening program. The Attleboro Public Schools will be screening students in Grades 7 & 9, according to the recommendations by the Mass Department of Public Health.  This screening is a brief and confidential conversation with students. The goal of the program is to let the students know that there is staff available to reinforce healthy decisions and to assist them in obtaining support if needed for substance use related problems. The following links may give you more information on SBIRT:

SBIRT Screening Parent Letter

SBIRT in Schools; Frequently Asked Questions

LINKS:

  • Stop Addiction Before It Starts Click on this link to get the latest information from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that encourages parents to “talk early and often with their children about the dangers of misusing prescription pain medications. We want parents to know just how strong their influence is when it comes to helping their kids understand the dangers of prescription medication misuse.” Here are some Helpful Tips.        Different Languages are available using the top bar on the site.  (MDPH) 
  • Marijuana Talk Kit  This site provides information on how to talk to your child about marijuana use, as well as giving parents a better understanding of marijuana use and the Teen Brain.
  • 7 Ways to Protect Your Teen from Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • MIAA - Opioid Misuse Prevention Among Student Athletes

Resources:


       https://helplinema.org/

(800) 327-5050 / TTY: (888) 448-8321 The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline provides free and confidential information and referrals for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns. Services are available from: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Language interpreters are always available.

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