Category Archives: Prevention

A DECADE IN PREVENTION

 
 
 
There are risk factors and protective factors that can contribute to drug and alcohol use and other risky behaviors for youth. Prevention works to decrease the risk factors and strengthen the protective factors. Risk factors are influences in a young […]

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Innovative Peer-to-Peer Drug Prevention Initiative Shows Promising Results with High School Students

 
As the U.S. is facing its most challenging drug epidemic in history, the need to prevent adolescence drug misuse is imperative. For the past two years, Mentor Foundation USA and George Washington University have piloted an innovative drug prevention peer-to-peer […]

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An article from the USA where drug use is increasing amongst young people. Parents need to read this about Florida and work to prevent the same thing happening anywhere else.

 
BRUCE GRANT: DON’T UNDERMINE DRUG PREVENTION
 
For over a decade, activists and big-money lobbyists have worked to make marijuana legal. In so doing, they have wreaked havoc on community efforts to reduce drug use, abuse and addiction. Their pro-drug messages contradict […]

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“DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION – The Role of the Schools”

 
These excerpts from 1986 should be read by anyone interested in the current drugs situation. Nancy Starr is still working in Drug Prevention and is a real expert.
 
Some of the ‘drug education’ used in UK schools today is […]

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For Kids

If you are offered marijuana, think about:
 
1) The person who is giving it to you. Does this person really care about you? Can you trust this person with your life, if you have a panic attack […]

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’KNOW THE TRUTH:’ A FIRST STEP ON THE PATH TO PREVENTION

 
For the second year in a row, “Know the Truth,” the prevention program of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge in the Twin Cities, brought its message about drug and alcohol use and abuse to Hudson — both to students and […]

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PREVENTION WEBSITES

 
ACT NOW, Sweden
www.ActNow.nu
 
ALASKA
www.bigmarijuanabigmistake.org
 
CASA (Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse)
http://www.casacolumbia.org/
 
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CESAR)
http://www.cesar.umd.edu/
 
Cool Youth anti-drug website
Home

 
Courage to Speak Foundation (CT)
http://www.couragetospeak.com
 
D.A.R.E. America
http://www.dare-america.com/home/default.asp
 
DEA , Just Think Twice – Street smart prevention **
www.justthinktwice.com
 
Doctors For […]

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COMMUNITY TASK FORCE LOOKS TO PREVENTION, targets teens and parents

 
 
Dr. Philip Bolduc, a family medicine physician and director of the addiction treatment program at Family Health Center in Worcester, said if we’re ever to stem the tide of opiate addiction, we have to start with prevention among teenagers.
 
“No one […]

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3 Ways to Address Teenage Motivation to Drink that Don’t Involve Scare Tactics

 
When someone – including a teenager – gets treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, it is standard practice to identify some of the reasons why they started using and the benefits they feel they get from these substances. This helps […]

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More Effort Needs To Be On Drug Prevention, Not Cure

 

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that it is ending the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and replacing it with an as-yet undefined effort to be administered by SAMHSA’s newly created […]

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Grandparents: What role can they play in preventing alcohol and other drug use?

Increasingly I am seeing more grandparents attend my Parent Information Evenings. Some are now their grandchild’s primary caregiver and are really struggling to deal with adolescent behaviour, coming to the talk looking for any tips that may assist them to […]

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More Effort Needs To Be On Drug Prevention, Not Cure

© Getty Images
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that it is ending the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and replacing it with an as-yet undefined effort to be administered by SAMHSA’s newly created […]

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PREVENTION DOES NOT START WHEN THE ABUSE IS ALREADY A FACT

 
Prevention starts before it becomes a reality!
 
 
Survey results show that we still have a long way to go in our efforts to prevent cannabis use and avoid the toll it can take on a young person’s life. Parents have an […]

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YOUTH VIDEO AGAINST DRUGS

 
In Florida, USA, the pro legalisation groups are hoping to win a referendum vote in the Autumn (2014) which would legalise cannabis in the State.
 
 
 
But parents, medics and prevention activists are getting the message out that pot is not harmless.
 
 
 
The […]

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Sunny’s Story: A Drug Prevention Book How to Save a Young Life From Drugs

 

 
Sunny’s Story by Ginger Katz is narrated through the eyes, ears and mind of Sunny, the family beagle.  The story tells of joyful times and sad times and  how a best friend was needlessly lost to  addiction.
 
 

 
Sunny’s Story
Written by Ginger Katz
CEO […]

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PREVENTION DOES NOT START WHEN THE ABUSE IS ALREADY A FACT

 
Prevention starts before it becomes a reality!
 
Survey results show that we still have a long way to go in our efforts to prevent cannabis use and avoid the toll it can take on a young person’s life. Parents have an […]

Read More

YOUTH VIDEO AGAINST DRUGS

 
In Florida, USA, the pro legalisation groups are hoping to win a referendum vote in the Autumn (2014) which would legalise cannabis in the State.
  
 
But parents, medics and prevention activists are getting the message out that pot is not harmless.
 
  
The […]

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NIDA: HOW TO SAY NO – ILLUSTRATED WITH PICTURES

 

Have a drug problem—need help?
 
Even when you are confident in your decision not to use drugs or alcohol, it can be hard when it’s your friend who is offering.
 
A lot of times, a simple “no thanks” may be enough. But […]

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KNOW THE TRUTH: A FIRST STEP ON THE PATH TO PREVENTION

For the second year in a row, “Know the Truth,” the prevention program of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge in the Twin Cities, brought its message about drug and alcohol use and abuse to Hudson — both to students and […]

Read More

“DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION – The Role of the Schools”

These excerpts from 1986 should be read by anyone interested in the current drugs situation.  Nancy Starr is still working in Drug Prevention and is a real expert.
 
Some of the ‘drug education’  used in UK schools today is still the […]

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DON’T UNDERMINE DRUG PREVENTION

An article from the USA where drug use is increasing amongst young people.
Parents need to read this about Florida and work to prevent the same thing happening anywhere else.
 
 
For over a decade, activists and big-money lobbyists have worked to make […]

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A DECADE IN PREVENTION

This article from a drug prevention worker in the USA emphasises what contributes to helping young people from choosing to use drug.
 
 
There are risk factors and protective factors that can contribute to drug and alcohol use and other risky behaviors […]

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