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Substance Abuse

The issues of substance abuse and addiction have featured prominently in the local, State and National news. Norwood is not immune from these issues. Signs and symptoms of substance use include:

  1. Substance AbuseChange in personality, moodiness or extreme irritability                                                                                       
  2. Loss of interest in activities and friends that were once enjoyed
  3. Isolation or withdrawl to bedroom or bathroom                                 
  4. Stealing money or possessions
  5. Missing prescription drugs or bottles of alcohol
  6. Changes in sleep patterns 

School nurses and guidance counselors are available in all Norwood Public Schools to speak with you about support and resources if you or a loved one is in need. 

Impact Norwood is a coalition of committed individuals working to provide health information, outreach, prevention and education (HOPE) in our community. Visit their website at http://impactnorwood.org to find support services, treatment options and how you might become involved.

Chief Brooks and the Norwood Police Department have implemented the Nasal Narcan Project, reach out to educate our young people, offer medication disposal, and have a dedicated line 781-440-5181 to call with any questions, concerns or tips. Visit their website http://www.norwoodpolice.com.

At the State level visit http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/stop-addiction/ for additional information and resources.