Quaboag Hills Substance Use Task Force Conducts Community Survey

WARE — The Quaboag Hills Community Coalition’s Substance Use Task Force is conducting an online survey to learn more about what community members think about drug use in the 15 towns the coalition serves: Belchertown, Brimfield, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holland, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Palmer, Spencer, Wales, Ware, Warren, and West Brookfield.

The task force will use the survey results to further focus its work to address the opioid crisis and other substance-use issues in the region. The survey will also help the task force better understand and respond to community needs and conditions that may contribute to substance use. Finally, it will help task-force leaders and members identify and obtain resources that will sustain their work.

The survey is anonymous. At the end of the survey, there is the option to sign up to join the e-mail list of the task force. E-mail list names and addresses will not be shared with other individuals or organizations.

Take the survey by going to the coalition’s website at qhcc.weebly.com. Contact Gail Gramarossa at (413) 588-5582 or ggramarossa@collaborative.org with questions about the survey or the task force.

The Substance Use Task Force is a diverse group of representatives from public safety, law enforcement, public schools, higher education, early-childhood programs, businesses, healthcare, clergy, treatment providers, town officials, civic leaders, youth organizations, and families affected by addiction.

The task force works with its partners to: prevent and reduce substance misuse and addiction; contribute to reductions in health problems resulting from addiction, including deaths from overdose, injuries, and chronic illnesses; and increase treatment and recovery rates through community education and expanded access to support services for individuals and families.

Monthly meetings are open to anyone. Join by visiting the website or e-mailing quaboaghillscc@gmail.org.

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