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No Shave, Winter of Giving

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SOMERVILLE MA- To further the Somerville Police Department efforts to give back to the local community the Somerville Police Department have chosen to donate to the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS). Since 1981, this organization is dedicated to ending poverty in Somerville by working with the community families and individuals to eliminate societal conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty. Today, CAAS has become an adaptive agency that has provided a platform for people to voice their concerns and gain visibility in service of the community. This donation will allow CAAS to support and create new programs to aid families while continuing to meet the needs of the ever-changing community in Somerville. Therefore, any Officer who donates to this organization will be entitled to keep their beards for four months to show their support and foster camaraderie. Grooming standards for the time of November 1st through February 28th, 2017 have been waived for those Officers. Officers will resume with a clean shave, in compliance with department regulations by March 1st, 2017. 

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IACP 2016

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SOMERVILLE MA- Chief David R. Fallon and Commander Staff are joining The International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference at the San Diego Convention Center. Keynote speakers such as FBI Director James Comey and others join this four-day conference, beginning October 15 through the 18th, that provide federal, state, county, local and tribal law enforcement engencies across the nation with essential resources and tool to better serve their communities. This event echos the same partnership efforts our Somerville Police Department has established with Somerville youths in events like the Walking Dialogue Series this summer from The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. Other programs include, the S.T.E.P.S program which has begun its second year in Somerville. 

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National Take Back Day 2016

drug-943759 640What is Substance Misuse?

Substance misuse includes the use of drugs that can change your mood, such as tranquilizers, alcohol, or illegal drugs. "Risky Drinking" or unsafe use of medications are also substance misuse. This abuse can cause many health problems and problems with family and friends. 

Medication misue can also occur when using prescription or over-the-counter drug that is different from how it was prescribed. Taking too much or too little, even mixing medications are ways medication is misused. 

 

 

Take the Self-Assesment of Drinking Patterns below to see if you should worry about your drinking. 

Self-Assessment of Drinking Patterns

Take this short quiz to see if you should be worried about your drinking. Score one point for every "YES" answer, zero for every "NO" response. 

Add up your score in the end.

 

     Yes   No 
1. When talking with others, do you ever underestimate how much you drink (telling others you drink less than you do)?     
2. After a few drinks, have you sometimes not eaten or been able to skip a meal because you didn't feel hungry?    
3. Does having a few drinks help decrease your shakiness or tremors?    
4. Does alcohol sometimes make it hard for you to remember parts of the day or night?    
5. Do you usually take a drink to relax or calm your nerves?    
6. Do you drink to take  your mind off your problems?    
7. Have you ever increased your drinking after experiencing a loss in your life (someone you love dies)?    
8. Has a doctor or nurse ever said they were worried or concerned about your drinking?    
9. Have you ever made rules to manage your drinking?    
10. When you feel lonely, does having a drink help?    
  Total Score    

Scoring: 2 or more "Yes" responses indicates an alcohol problem. Talk with your doctor or contact one of the resources below to get help with managing your or a loved one's drinking.

 

Please see the additional resources below: 

 

Got Meds? Dispose of Them Safely

Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse: Fact Sheet

24-Hour Kiosk Drop Off-Somerville MA

Message from the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

 

 
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