55 Summer Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940, USA

781-334-5820

A Healthy Lynnfield

Substance abuse prevention in Lynnfield

What We Do

What We Do

A Healthy Lynnfield engages town departments, residents, school, parents, youth, the faith community, local governments, businesses, civic organizations and health professionals  in our work. Volunteers across the community are welcome to join our efforts. 


 Our efforts include:

  •  Substance misuse prevention education 
  • Enhancing opportunities for young people to lead on this issue through our LHS Youth Action Team  
  • Working with public safety to ensure lives are saved and referrals are made for treatment and family support
  • Working with health care and behavioral health partners to ensure resources are accessible 
  • Reducing stigma associated with this disease

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Lynnfield Public Schools

  

In partnership with the public schools, we work to review school-based health policy, implement social emotional supports for all students, provide education for parents on factors that put youth at risk for substance misuse, and teach integrated health and social emotional curriculum. These strategies help prevent early use and keep young people healthy.


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Accomplishments

  Here are some things we've brought to the community.


  • Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box at the Village Pharmacy to help eliminate access to unused medications.
  •  In Plain Sight-Interactive Display of what parents might find in their teen’s room that indicates risk of substance misuse.
  • Lynnfield Public Schools Youth Risk Survey and Parent /Community Opinion Survey.
  • Improbable Players-A theatrical presentation portraying the cycle of family addiction for 300 Lynnfield Middle School students. 
  • Chris Herren –A renowned sports figure speaking on addiction to over 600 Lynnfield High School students. 
  • Author Lynn Lyons-A community event and training for 250 educators on managing childhood anxiety.
  • New health and social emotional curriculum in Lynnfield Public Schools to address students’ health and social emotional needs.
  • Treatment Resource Directory for Lynnfield Residents

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Town Talk Featuring A Healthy Lynnfield

Check out this great video