CARES encourages the community to become members and get involved. Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every month and are held at the Paul R. Baird Middle School Library, One Rooney Road, Ludlow MA.  ​​

Western Massachusetts Substance Abuse Treatment and
Prevention Services Service and Program Types

Athletes, Opioids and Addiction

Chasing the Dragon

In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.

      Help End Cape Cod Heroin Addiction:  The Marin Riggs Story

Can you answer your kids questions about drugs?  ​

Take the quiz!  

​​        Compassion ~ Awareness ~ Respect ~ Education ~ Safety


                                  Stop It Now

Stop It Now aims to PREVENT Child Sexual Abuse by showing adults how to teach their children

about healthy boundaries, as well as educating adults about warning signs, safeguards, and good communication. 

The Compassionate Friends Support Group 

Know the Signs of Addiction


Ludlow CARES Coalition is a diverse community-wide organization united in providing opportunities to create a healthy environment that allows our youth to be successful.  
CARES aims to promote good character and healthy choices ​​​​​while minimizing destructive behaviors such as the illegal use of drugs and alcohol.  We encourage all residents to take responsibility for the success of our youth and town.  

What to Do If Your Adult Friend or 
Loved One Has a Problem with Drugs

The following video clips and website links are provided by The Ludlow CARES Coalition as educational information.  If you or a loved one suffers from a substance use disorder or other addictions we urge you to seek help.  

We have provided contact information for many local agencies.  

Please refer to our "Resources" page.