Opioid Misuse Prevention for Athletes and Families

Dear Families of Stoughton High Athletes,

Attached is information on opioid misuse prevention from the Department of Public Health (DPH).  It is important that you and your student-athlete(s) take the time to read over the attached materials to help prevent potential misuse of opioids.  Many families have experienced the ramifications related to opioid misuse as a result of pain relief from athletic injuries. Recent legislation in Massachusetts requires that parents/guardians along with related staff receive this information prior to the start of an athletic season. Please do not hesitate to contact the athletics office if you have any questions or concerns related to this topic.

The Athletic Department in conjunction with SMAC has put together a visual presentation with emergency medical professional Dr. Dan Muse on opioid misuse, along with general sign up information for athletics.  That presentation can be viewed by clicking the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCylhX7VuQg

Additional link below for U-Knighted for a Healthy Stoughton discusses concussions and opioid misuse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of5llbYt0GA

Looking forward to a great fall season!

Ryan M. Donahue, M.Ed
Athletic Director, CAA
K-12 PE & Health Director 
Stoughton Public Schools
@Stoughton_AD