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Save the Date For Chris Herren Talk and Safe Tips For Hosting a Holiday Party

The December 2011 newsletter of the Tiverton Prevention Coalition.

The Tiverton Prevention Coalition envisions a community that embraces and promotes the health and safety of all its residents. The coalition is an organized group of volunteers focused on effective community based substance abuse prevention activities. The Tiverton Prevention Coalition is dedicated to helping youth and their families through education, engagement and resources.

The coalition’s approach to prevention is not simply to stop risky behaviors, but to promote positive activities and encourage healthy lifestyles.

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Harry "The Hook" Aleman December 13, 2011 at 12:49 AM
Whats this clown gettin paid for this??$$
Born and Raised in the Tiv December 13, 2011 at 03:12 AM
Harry, have you read his new book? He is a local guy who has a great story to tell about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and how they can ruin your career/life. This is something we should be making the children of this town go to. With the amount of young idiots filling up the police log these days it looks like Tiverton's youth could take away a lot from Chris' story. We should be worrying less about what he is being paid and more about what we can learn from his story.
Harry "The Hook" Aleman December 13, 2011 at 04:45 PM
This is totally ridiculous, whats he gonna say "dont drink an eggnog then shoot up" or " dont use he 20 bucks aunt Judy gave you to buy a bag" Parenting and common sense people...we dont need $Herren$ to tell us, at least we shouldnt.
Born and Raised in the Tiv December 13, 2011 at 04:58 PM
You're right, we shouldn't....but by the looks of things parents are failing miserably around here. How about the dumbass from East Providence who decides to tie one on and then go for a drive with her 2 young children at 2 am?? So are you against having public speakers in general or is it that you just don't want it to be Chris Herren??
Harry "The Hook" Aleman December 13, 2011 at 05:27 PM
Against Herren..the guy is full of it
Ryanthegirl December 13, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Chris came from a very good family and still found his way to drugs. Kids need to hear what it was that drove him to drugs and as a parent that has never been addicted to drugs, I should hear it too. The fact that Chris grew up locally and his family is still here could really resonate with some kids who are heading down the same path he did. Because Chris has turned his life around his story can be a great tool for preventing drug abuse. @Harry instead of Chris Herren maybe Scott Hall…His last visit here could also be used as a prevention tool but I'm sure he would be far more expensive!
Kate W December 26, 2011 at 02:13 AM
Chris came from an excellent family and made horrible choices, lived through it and has a hell of a story to tell. That being said, Tiverton has a huge drug problem right now. Think about all the home break in's, car breaks, etc. Why do you think these things are happening? Kids (yes, kids, some as young as 14!) need the money to support their percocet and (if not yet, soon to be) heroin habits. This is a much needed talk in our town, and I'm glad they're finally having it. It should have been done a long time ago, and they should keep 'em coming!

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