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With the approval of Governor Baker, Commissioner Bharel of DPH issued an Order to pause all sales of e-cigarette and vaping products in response to the outbreak of severe lung diseases and deaths tied to these products.
The Order says:
- The sale or display of all vaping products to consumers in retail establishments, online, and through any other means, including all non-flavored and flavored vaping products, including mint and menthol, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and any other cannabinoid, is prohibited in the Commonwealth. Learn more at: www.mass.gov/vapingemergency.
Encourage young people to ask their school nurse or counselor, school resource officer, athletic coach, doctor, parent or other trusted adult for help/support.
Massachusetts has several quit vaping/tobacco resources:
- This is Quitting powered by truth® is a free and confidential texting program for young people who vape. Young people can text “VapeFreeMass” to 88709 to get started. In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
- My Life, My Quit TM has youth coach specialists trained to help young people by phone or text. Young people can call or text "Start My Quit" to 855-891-9989 for free and confidential help or visit mylifemyquit.com to sign up online.
- For more information, young people can visit www.mass.gov/vaping
- More information for parents/adults is available at www.GetOutraged.org
-The New Look of Nicotine Addiction -- The Dangers of Vaping
-The New Look of Nicotine Addition Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_VqeXf2P8A
-Tips on how to talk to your kids about e-cigarettes/vaping
-Informational Vaping Videos created by our youth
How to Communicate with Your Teen
The New Look of Nicotine Addiction -- The Dangers of Vaping
Tips on how to talk to your kids about e-cigarettes/vaping
THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD & WAKEFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROUDLY SPONSORS THE INTERFACE REFFERAL SERVICE FOR ALL WAKEFIELD RESIDENTS & STUDENTS
Call to consult with a mental health professional about resources and/or receive personalized matched referrals based on insurance, location, type of provider needed, and availability.
Call the INTERFACE Helpline 617-332-3666 x1411 or 1-888-244-6843 x1411
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wakefield Student Support - http://www.wakefieldstudentsupport.com/
Riverside Outpatient Center, Wakefield
Hallmark Health Community Counseling Services, Melrose, Medford, Malden
Arbour Counseling, Woburn, Malden
Psychological Care Associates, Stoneham
Riverside Outpatient Center, Wakefield
Youth Substance Abuse Services Helpline:
Central Intake and Care Coordination
617-661-3991 or toll free at 866-705-2807
MA Substance Abuse Education and Information Helpline
Finding Help For Substance Abuse Disorders by Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition
Mental Health Groups
Hallmark Health Melrose/Wakefield Hospital
Arbor Counseling Services, Woburn
North Shore Medical Center
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Services, Medford
Community Counseling Services Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Medford
The following sites allow you to search by city, state and region for treatment programs.
Substance Abuse Treatment/Mental Health Services Locator
SAMHSA's 24-Hour Toll-Free Treatment Referral Helpline
Wakefield Police Department
Anonymous tip line: 339-219-INFO (4636)
24 hr: 617-623-5900
Wakefield Alliance Against Violence
Suicide Prevention Samaritans
Samaritans statewide toll free: 877-870-4673
24 hr helpline: 617-247-0220
Al-Anon Family Groups of MA
Church basement at St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill Street, Reading
Meetings every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 8:45 PM
Families Anonymous, Medford
Learn To Cope
GRASP support groups
Parents Helping Parents, Parents Anonymous, and Parental Stress Line
Mass in Motion, Melrose/Wakefield
Burbank YMCA, Reading
Melrose Family YMCA, Melrose
Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham, Wakefield
Wakefield Recreation Department, Wakefield
http://www.mass.gov/dph/bsas -The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) oversees the substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth. Responsibilities include: funding and monitoring prevention and treatment services; providing access to treatment for the indigent and uninsured and tracking substance abuse trends in the state.
http://www.nih.gov/ -Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers.
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ -The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is the nation's lead agency for research on the health effects of alcohol.
http://www.cdc.gov/ -Website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
http://www.drugabuse.gov/ -Website for the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA); NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
http://www.casacolumbia.org/ –CASA Columbia is a science-based organization focused on developing effective evidence based solutions to address addiction and risky substance use.resource f
http://www.recoverymonth.gov/ -National Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.