IYF Boston reaches out to the community


Inspirations Boston Office

Inspirations has recently opened a new location in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Our new location is a center for outpatient services as well as community outreach, prevention and intervention services. Inspirations for Youth and Families chose the Boston area because of the strong hold drugs has on this city. Our goal is to help restore the community and treat those in need. The disease that is addiction affects a wide range of people including our youth.

Teen drug abuse in Boston

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In the year 2013, 41% of Boston area high school teens admitted to using marijuana during the course of their lifetime so far. During the same study 25% of those admitted to using within the last 30 days. More and more teens are using drugs without full knowledge of the damage of effects it can do to their body.

IYF’s Boston location hopes to help our teens understand what effects drugs can have on their body and what addiction can do to their lives. Through prevention presentations as well as mediation, we hope to educate teens on the truth about drug abuse and how to seek help.

The IYF Boston’s clinical coordinator Ashley Maryyanek has been doing a superb job in getting our newest location out to the public and aiding the community. Stay tuned for our upcoming activities in the Boston area!


About Karen Corcoran-Walsh

Karen Corcoran-Walsh, CAP, ICADC, MFT, ASAM is nationally known as an expert in the treatment of mental health and drug or alcohol abuse and addiction, also known as Dual Diagnosis, with a specialty in working with teenagers. Renowned as an adolescent addiction treatment center professional, she has worked in the professions of education and drug treatment for approximately 20 years. Karen is the co-founder of Inspirations For Youth And Families, LLC an adolescent treatment program and The Cove Center For Recovery, LLC an adult addiction treatment center.