Whitman Hanson WILL is part of a regional collaborative, the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative. Whitman Hanson WILL is made up of volunteers across twelve sectors in addition to promoting advocacy and working effortlessly to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders.
“It’s weird because like so many kids are doing drugs at a younger age, and they don’t even realize like life gets really hard. So they’re like doing drugs before they even realize how hard life can be. It may not be for everyone, but sometimes when they find out that life is hard, they’ll probably wanna test drugs and ease the pain, so they can like leave reality and go somewhere else. They should teach kids from an early age coping skills, without drugs.”Local student and contributor to our PhotoVoice project