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Posted on: September 12, 2019

DRUG ADDICTION AWARENESS

Understanding Drug Addiction

Many people don't understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to....

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Public Health
Posted on: September 10, 2019

SUICIDE PREVENTION

September is Suicide Prevention Month

There’s no single cause for suicide. Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide, and it is often undiagnosed or untreated. Conditions like depression, anxiety and substance problems, espe...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 10, 2019

MOSQUITO UPDATE

The office of the Town Manager and the Public Health Department advise all residents that mosquito-borne illnesses including West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been detected in surrounding communities. At this time there have...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 10, 2019

EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR IPSWICH RESIDENTS

Ipswich Public Health Department Encourages Individuals and Families to Plan Ahead for Emergencies

The Ipswich Public Health Department joins the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) in promoting emergency preparedness as part of the Know Plan P...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 10, 2019

KEEP PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS OUT OF REACH

Learn the facts:

  • 1 out of 4 teens have misused prescription medications.
  • 2 out of 3 teens abusing prescription pain medications say they get them from family or friends
  • Some teens hand out or sell extra pills of their own, or pills they’ve gotten or stolen f...
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