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New Campaign Tackles Maine Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse
04/29/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

A new campaign was launched this morning to help parents in southern Maine tackle the issue of substance and alcohol abuse with their children. The 'Back Each Other Up' campaign, as it's called, brings together five substance abuse prevention coalitions. The aim is to increase networking among parents, making it easier for them to approach the issue, breaking what's described as the "code of silence" around teen drug and alcohol abuse. Tom Porter spoke with members of the group, including Joanna Morrissey, of 21 Reasons, an underage drinking prevention coalition.

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Left to right, Joanna Morrissey, Gloria Aponte Clark and Liz Blackwell-Moore of the "Back Each Other Up" coalition.

Tom Porter speaks with Liz Blackwell-Moore, Gloria Aponte Clark and Joanna Morrissey, all part of the "Back Each Other Up" campaign, launched today to help parents address the issue of alcohol and substance abuse. In the interest of full disclosure, Morrissey is married to MPBN's director of marketing, Cory Morrissey.

Photo by Tom Porter.



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