Welcome to the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance

The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to protect young people from addiction and substance abuse.

We educate. We advocate. We collaborate. We build partnerships.

The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance serves to protect young people in the Commonwealth from addiction and substance abuse.  We are committed to implementing and sustaining statewide measures that prevent alcohol and drug use and promote health, wellness and safety for all youth in the state.  As a statewide organization we provide educational resources and advocate for sound drug and alcohol policies.

Founded in 2011, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We deliver up-to-date information and develop initiatives that serve the immediate needs of those working to prevent substance abuse throughout the Commonwealth.  

We bring together over 100 coalition groups in Massachusetts, and form partnerships with health and medical professionals, businesses, municipal groups, policy makers, law enforcement, education leaders, faith-based groups, parents and youth to prevent drug addiction and substance abuse. We are also plugged into a national network of organizations doing the same type of education and advocacy work in individual states across the country.

While protecting youth is our primary goal, we engage in efforts to promote healthy lifestyles for everyone in the Commonwealth.

Our Focus

Substance abuse and addiction is a public health crisis affecting virtually every community in the Commonwealth. State and local leadership is needed to address the epidemic effectively. Through partnerships, community engagement, and proven best practices, the Commonwealth can make a real difference to address this crisis. Every individual has a part in protecting the whole. We change culture and society by first changing our understanding and knowledgebase and then working together to address the problem with solutions that work.

Wayland-Weston Rotary Pooch Parade

Community Fundraiser

Organized by the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland, the Pooch Parade is a fun, informal, community walk around the Weston Town Green, for dogs and dog owners. If you would like to participate, you can sign up on behalf of MAPA, and your entry fee will be donated to MAPA.

In the News

Legalizing marijuana will increase our opiate epidemic. New Boston Post. March 3, 2016. Read >>

WGBH: Marijuana Legalization Debate (VIDEO).  August 10, 2015. Watch >>

Marijuana follows Big Tobacco’s lead. Providence Journal. Mar. 13, 2014. Read >>

Today’s marijuana is 300 percent to 800 percent stronger than in the past: Ruling – TRUE.  Politifact. March 14, 2014  Read >>

Medical pot foes, opponents agree: New rules flawed. Boston Herald. May 9, 2013. Read >>