Group warns parents against substance risks

A Norwood anti-substance abuse group is targeting parents in its latest campaign.

Impact Norwood has produced posters warning against the dangers of hosting parties where alcohol is provided to young people, the risks of adolescent marijuana use, and the misuse of prescription drugs.

The public awareness campaign is titled “Norwood Parents Know.”


The poster about underage drinking cautions that it is breaking the law for adults to supply alcohol or allow underage drinking and that the penalty could be a fine of up to $2,000 or imprisonment of up to one year, or both. It may also involve costs related to lawsuits if anyone is injured as a result, the poster warns.

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The town’s health department is encouraging residents and businesses to display the posters.

Sigalle Reiss, superintendent/director of the Norwood Health Department, said members of the coalition are working to get the posters displayed in liquor and grocery stores, gyms, pediatric offices, town buildings, and restaurants.

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