The Needham Public Health Division provides its residents with phone or individual meeting consults for substance use strategies, educational resources, individual or group counseling, and treatment resources for both youth and adults. There is no charge for these services
For information regarding any of these services please contact:
Karen Shannon, CPS
Senior Substance Use Prevention Program Coordinator, Needham Health Department
The Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN)
The Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN) is comprised of residents, youth and key stakeholders that work to implement strategies for youth substance use prevention. Drawing on the strengths of a civic-minded and collaborative community, SPAN offers Needham residents education, support, and resources for navigating substance use and misuse among our youth.
The Coalition incorporates a collaborative, community based and data driven prevention approach to reduce alcohol, marijuana and other drug use among Needham youth. Through community education, partnership and strategic action we will decrease the risk factors indicated in substance use and increase the protective factors that are known to support youth to make healthy and safe choices.