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2014 Task Force Meetings
November 13
2:30 pm
4:00 pm

All meetings are 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. and take place at the Brighton branch of the Boston Public Library at 40 Academy Hill Road in Brighton. All are welcome.

AREAS (Addiction Recovery Education Access Services) Meetings
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Charlesview Community Center
Adult Education Room
123 Antwerp Street, Allston
AREAS is a free recovery-based curriculum in a group discussion format. Topics include employment, housing and relapse prevention, among many others. For more information, see the flyer.


Parent Focus Groups
Date : TBD
Time : TBD
Stop & Shop gift cards for all participants


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ABSATF Thanks Participants and Sponsors of 11th Annual Walk for Recovery
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ABSATF would like to thank everyone who contributed to another successful Walk for Recovery on Saturday, September 13. We appreciate the efforts of all participants including speakers Mayor Martin Walsh, Senator Will Brownsberger, Representative Kevin Honan and City Councilor Mark Ciommo.

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ABSATF Asks Community to Clean Out Its Medicine Cabinets
Saturday, September 27, is National Take Back Day

National Take Back Days emphasize Safe Medication Collection and serve as a reminder to dispose of unwanted or expired medication. Properly disposing of medication helps keep it out of the hands of our youth while ensuring that its disposal is not harmful to the environment. Fortunately there are several permanent collection kiosks in the City of Boston, including one in Brighton.

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Allston-Brighton Task Force gives local teens an escape through art
Jun 12, 2014

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Allston-Brighton Businesses and Organizations Support Youth Coalition Art Project
Jun 4, 2014

Allston-Brighton Youth Coalition Expresses Healthy Influences through Art Project

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ABSATF Releases 2014 Annual Report
May 15, 2014

For more than a decade the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force has been a leader in this community of about 75,000 people. Our work is cut out for us as we seek to reach those as young as elementary school students and as mature as the grandparents who help to raise them. We have a range of cultures and languages in our community, and the Task Force is working to expand its reach to ensure that everyone benefits and is included in our efforts. The past year was a busy one, and the next 12 months promise to be just as exciting as we continue our work on underage drinking prevention while facing the challenges of medical marijuana dispensaries and an epidemic of opiate and prescription drug abuse. To learn more about how ABSATF is working to prevent substance use and abuse in our community, please read our annual report.

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National Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday,
Apr 26, 2014


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Allston-Brighton Youth Coalition Expresses Healthy Influences through Art Project
Apr 16, 2014