Starting the conversation in Westborough around substance use disorder and addiction. In partnership with Westborough Connects, Westborough Youth & Family Services and Westborough Public schools. Attendees may arrive at 5:30pm for a meet and greet with neighbors. The “community conversation” will take place from 6-7:30pm, followed by a Q&A session from 7:30-8pm.

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Date:  ThursdayMarch 28, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Location: Mill Pond School Cafeteria

No one is immune or insulated from this topic and Westborough is not unique. This program aims to open up a discussion for all to begin to address education and support needs together. Program goals include:

  • Initiate a community conversation on substance use prevention, substance use disorder and addiction (including Juuling/vaping).

  • Reduce / eliminate the stigma around the disease of addiction.

  • Identify community education needs.

  • Identify next steps as a community

This is the first in a series of programs. It will be a “world cafe” format program with small group discussions led by experienced individuals. Topics to be addressed include: the brain chemistry of addiction, increased risk to youth as a result of the developing brain and external forces that fuel addiction.


The program is FREE and open to all, with a recommended age of 14 years or older. It will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 5:30-8pm at Mill Pond School, located at 6 Olde Hickory Path in Westborough. Doors open at 5:30. The program will run from 6-7:30pm with a follow-up Q&A session from 7:30-8pm. Please come to be part of this important first step in addressing the critical issues of substance use disorder and addiction for our community.

Pre-registration is requested but not required. For more information and to register, please visit this link.  Preregistration is required should you need child care during the event.
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