January 2020
A Year in Review

We Are Learn to Cope Fundraiser - October 17, 2019

QUINCY − For Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey and many of the people in audience, the fight against the opioid epidemic and addiction is a personal one.
Speaking at an event Thursday night marking the 15th anniversary of Learn to Cope, an organization that provides peer support and referral services to families and individuals struggling with addiction and recovery, they recalled hearing the stories of the families dealing with the opioid crisis on the campaign trail five years ago. Read More
2020 Patriots Season Tickets
VIP Patriots Season Ticket Raffle

* 2 Tickets to ALL Home Games
* 1 Parking Pass to Private Lot
* 2 VIP Tickets to Pre & Post Game Tailgate parties
* Only 300 tickets will be sold
* $100/ticket

Drawing to be held on July 24, 2020
Our Mission
Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.
Founded by Joanne Peterson in 2004, the organization has grown to over 25 weekly meetings, over 11,000 on-line members and has become a nationally recognized model for peer support and prevention programming.

We are Learn to Cope - watch our video to find out who we are and meet some of our LTC family.
Governor Baker visits LTC
 We are very grateful that Governor Baker takes the time to visit our meetings and special events. Last year Governor Baker attended our Salem & Ipswich meetings and stopped by our our Taunton office. He was honored at LTC's 15th Anniversary fundraiser for all of the work he has done over the years with LTC. Thank you Governor Baker for your support.  Read more
A Look at Our Year . . .
Volunteer Luncheon
We held our 5th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson. The day was decicated to all of our wonderful volunteers. We are looking forward to celebrating again this year. Save the Date! This year's luncheon will be held on March 29th at the Charter Oak Country Club.
Knowledge is Power Conference
The  Knowledge is Power  Conference was held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The conference focused on families impacted by their loved one’s disease of addiction. The event was attended by more than 175 people. Attorney General Maura Healey opened up the day via video. Her legal team, that has worked on the Purdue Pharma lawsuit, gave an update on the case. The keynote speaker was Dr. Ruth Potee. She captivated the audience with her presentation on the physiology of addiction. Conference attendees participated in breakout sessions on a range of topics including the physiology of substance use disorder, navigating insurance and self-care and mindfulness for families.
4th Annual Canobie Lake Family Day
Canobie Lake Day for kids is one of our favorite events all year. This special day is offered to children and families who have been impacted by the opioid crisis. We would like to thank the Norfolk Lions Club and the Association for Behavioral Healthcare for their generous contribution which allowed us to host this fun filled day.
Jagged Little Pill
Joanne Peterson, Executive Director for LTC, was asked to be a situation consultant to the cast, producers and directors for the Broadway Musical Jagged Little Pill. Joanne brought her personal and professional experiences to production. Joanne was invited to attend the play's opening night in December. Learn to Cope is listed as a resource in the playbill as well as on the Jagged Little Pill website.
Learn To Cope Sponsors Community Forum on Grief 
Photo caption: Jeanne Flynn, who facilitates a peer grief support group, was one of the panelists at the community forum on Cape Cod

On Dec. 10, Learn To Cope sponsored the first “Grief After an Overdose Death: Educational Film & Community Forum,” a public discussion about the experiences of families and others affected by lives lost during the opioid crisis. The forum host was Cape Cod Community College, and the program was presented by the new statewide project SADOD (Support After a Death by Overdose). Read more
LTC - About US
*LTC consists of 25 chapters throughout the state, serving over 500 members weekly.
* Over 200 volunteer facilitators and Narcan trainors provide hope, integrity and compassion each week.
*Our private online discussion board has over 11,000 registered members who communicate and lend support to others.
* LTC is the first peer-led family support network in the U.S. to train members in overdose prevention and certify them in the administration of Intranasal Naloxone (Narcan). Since December 2011, there have been over 130 successful overdose reversals within LTC.
* This year we held several facilitator, Narcan and grief trainings to educate our members.
*Interested in getting involved? Contact one of our LTC team members about opportunities to volunteer at LTC.
In the case of severe weather, LTC may cancel meetings.
Cancellations will be posted on our website and social media platforms by our favorite 4 legged intern Finn!
(508) 738-5148 - www.learn2cope.org