An underage alcohol use prevention initiative for parents, caregivers, and their 9-to-13 year-old children.
Misuse of Prescription Drugs on the Rise
SAMHSA, in partnership with FDA, provide brochures, posters and television, radio live-read and print advertisements that deliver messages about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. While the campaign is targeted to teens and young adults, its message is relevant to all consumers who abuse prescription pain relievers.
The NSNRC is an independent center that supports, promotes and provides technical assistance in the application of the social norms approach to a broad range of health, safety and social justice issues, including alcohol-related risk-reduction and the prevention of tobacco abuse. It is the only national center devoted exclusively to the understanding and use of the social norms approach.
Designed for parents and other adults involved in the lives of 7- to 18-year-olds, the Family Guide Web site emphasizes the importance of family, promotes mental health, and helps prevent underage use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.
The Hablemos en Confianza public education initiative includes 12 communication materials designed to encourage and strengthen dialogue between Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latino parents and their children about the dangers of substance abuse.
The 15+ Make Time to Listen...Take Time to Talk campaign is based on the premise that parents who talk with their children about what is happening in their lives are better able to guide their children toward more positive, skill-enhancing activities and friendships. The campaign provides practical guidance for parents and caregivers on how to strengthen their relationship with their children by spending at least 15 minutes of daily, undivided time with them and focusing on them.
Learn the facts about alcohol and drug use and how they effect youth’s growth and development. Gain access to prevention strategies. Identify behaviors that may indicate your child is using drugs. Obtain advice from other parents who have been in your shoes before. Receive advice and suggestions on how to talk to teens about their drug use and drinking. Discover the specific effects that alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse have on a teen’s brain by using the interactive 3-D Brain Tool.
Young Adult Prevention
The BACCHUS Network™ is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is the mission of this 501(C)(3) organization to promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on health and safety issues.
Workplace Resource Center
The Workplace Resource Center provides centralized access to information about drug-free workplaces and related topics including drug-free workplace programs, substance abuse, drug testing, and workplace prevention research.
The Substance Abuse Services web site contains information relative to providers of services, students, and other individuals interested in the substance abuse treatment and recovery field. This site also provides contact with various treatment and assessment programs as well as state and national government.
WAAODA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable membership organization chartered by the State of Wisconsin. Members include counseling professionals, healthcare administrators, direct service providers, educators and friends and family members of addicted and recovering individuals who actively support alcohol and other drug addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services in communities throughout the state.
The information and resources on the Wisconsin Clearinghouse Web Site are for educational purposes and for providing information and general background knowledge about prevention resources, materials, programs, and other information.
The AEP conducts advanced research to discover effective community and policy interventions to reduce alcohol-related social and health problems. Recent studies have focused on: effects of alcohol compliance checks, illegal alcohol sales at community festivals, community organizing efforts, community prevention trials, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, training of alcohol outlet managers and servers, natural experiments with changes in state and local alcohol policies, effects of macroeconomic conditions on drinking rates, alcohol sales to youth and obviously intoxicated patrons, density of alcohol establishments, and malt liquor availability and promotion.
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.
Tools for Individual Change
Educate yourself about Alcoholism: Identify signs and symptoms of alcoholism and how to get help. Take the Alcohol Use: Do you have a drinking problem assessment to rate your drinking habits and explore solutions. Find out who is more prone to alcoholism and how to prevent the disorder. Learn how to support someone who is suffering from alcoholism. Read about women and alcohol use and the consequences of fetal alcohol syndrome.
There are two permanent medicine drop-off sites in Portage County: Stevens Point and Plover Police Departments. This document includes locations, times and procedures for proper medicine disposal.
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