Malden Overcoming Addiction collaborated with the Malden Police, Rx4Prevention, South Bay Mental Health, Tewksbury Police, Reading Coalition against Substance Abuse and Hallmark Health to host “In Plain Sight” at the Salvation Army. This interactive presentation displays a fully furnished teenage bedroom to focus on places where teenagers may be inclined to hide drugs, alcohol and other substances. The display was designed to help parents and guardians recognize signs of at-risk behaviors. The exhibit also serves to further communication between teenagers and their parents about actions that could lead to opioid and substance abuse disorders. Parents were encouraged to have honest and candid discussion of the topics of underage drinking and substance abuse with their children.
For more information on Malden Overcoming Addiction, please visit maldenovercoming.com or call MOA at 781-838-2203.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
Photos by Ricky Rosales