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Positive Directions, in partnership with the Westport Weston Family YMCA and the Westport Library, hosted a panel discussion about the pressure and anxiety being experienced by our youth. Learn from the experts about what is causing the pressure, how to recognize signs that your child is struggling, strategies for reducing their anxieties, and local resources available to your family.

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Christine Rutigliano shares her son's struggle with Cannabis Addiction

Christine, a local parent, shares her son's heart-breaking struggle with cannabis dependency. As a result of misusing cannabis, her son developed cannabanoid hyperemesis syndrome (CMS) and has "thirteen emergency room visits under his belt."

Westport Woman's Club Grant Award photo 2023

Positive Directions is awarded the Westport Woman Club's Ruegg Grant

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Norwalk Partnership announces FREE screenings of new film Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age

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Norwalk Partnership to air ‘Screenagers’ film

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Westport Prevention Coalition Streams Anti-Drug Film 'Don't Wait'


Free Live-Saving NarcanⓇ Available to Norwalk Residents and Businesses

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Martha Stewart Returns to Westport for Positive Directions

Day of Training in Norwalk

Social Emotional Health Day of Training in Norwalk Is Response to Youth Mental Health Challenges


Martha Stewart to host fundraiser for Positive Directions

2nd annual NorWALK

2nd NorWALK for Mental Health features dozens of resources — plus DJ, art and yoga: 'not alone'

Westport Town Hall

Westport, Weston, Wilton come together to form mental health partnership with Positive Directions

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Teens Night Out offers substance-free events through The Norwalk Partnership


Norwalk Board of Education looks at youth survey results

Legislative forum

Community groups host virtual legislative meeting to expand conversation about legal cannabis in Connecticut

Liquor Stickers Campaign

Survey: Westport high schoolers drink at rate higher than CT average

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Liquor Stickers Seek To Clamp Down On Teen Drinking


Westport Launches 'Liquor Sticker' Campaign To Fight Underage Drinking


Greenwich Community Unites at ‘Better Tomorrow’ Vigil at Arch Street Teen Center

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New suicide prevention group comes to Westport


Norwalk Council Committee moves cannabis ordinance to final vote


New Support Model at Positive Directions Addresses the Increase in Suicidal Ideation


CT clinic workers: Overdose patients can re-overdose after receiving Narcan


Westport Woman's Club Awards Its Spring 2022 Community Service Grants


Positive Directions: 50 Years Of Substance Abuse Service

Alternatives to suicide

Vanessa and Ally discuss Positive Direction's new group, Alternatives to Suicide, on a local radio show.

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