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How the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Can Help

The coalition is here to strengthen our communities through substance abuse and prevention strategies. Whether you’re a teen, young adult, parent or partner, we have the resources and tools to help.

Together, we can lead healthier, more productive lives.

Teens

How We Can Help

3,200 children become regular users of tobacco every day9

There is a lot of pressure to “fit in.” However, choices made now can have a serious effects later.

Tobacco use and secondhand smoke can result in disease later in life. Alcohol use can create impaired decisions that cause dangerous situations or accidents. Illegal drug use can create changes in brain development.

Check out these great resources to help you make the best decisions possible.

For Kids & Teens: Tobacco Education Resources

For Kids & Teens: Tobacco Education Resources

HealthyChildren.org’s list of Tobacco Use Prevention Resources includes websites for kids and teens that are educational and fun.

Responsibility.org – Prevent Underage Drinking

Responsibility.org – Prevent Underage Drinking

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol.

SAMHSA – Learn About Marijuana Risks

SAMHSA – Learn About Marijuana Risks

The SAMHSA provides an overview of how marijuana use can impact a person’s health and life.

Young Adults

How We Can Help

31.4% of people who were past month binge alcohol users was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (the highest of any group)6

Many people say this is the best time of your life. You hear a lot of “Live life to the fullest because it only happens once” or “Sow your wild oats now.”

Living out that mantra, however, can lead to serious consequences. Binge drinking. Impaired driving. Serious alcohol-related health issues down the road.

Check out these alcohol-related resources to help you live out safe — and healthy — lives.

CDC Alcohol and Public Health

CDC Alcohol and Public Health

The CDC’s list of links for Other CDC Alcohol-related programs, Federal and International Agencies and Organizations, and professional and non-profit organizations to learn more about alcohol abuse.

Responsibility.org – Prevent Underage Drinking

Responsibility.org – Prevent Underage Drinking

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol.

Parents

How We Can Help

Approximately 14.5 million people age 12 or older had an alcohol use disorder6

We all want our children to avoid the realities of the world for as long as possible. But the reality is that parents need to discuss hard topics such as alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug usage at an early age.

By having these talks, we create open, safe spaces that can continue as they grow older.

To help you start and continue having great conversations with your children, discover these resources:

Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids Resource List

Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids Resource List

This is a partial list of non-profit and government sources for tobacco-prevention information and materials, including national and state resources.

Ask. Listen. Learn.

Ask. Listen. Learn.

Ask, Listen, Learn. teaches kids the value in saying “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking through basic neuroscience and skills-based learning. It consists of seven animated videos and seven downloadable lesson plans.

Drug Prevention Resources

Drug Prevention Resources

Drug Prevention Resources provides downloadable tools for tips, resources and answers about substance use and what’s going on with your teens that affects your family.

Community Partner

How We Can Help

Tobacco use is still the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.1

You work hard to make your community stronger. There are so many internal and external pressures facing families.

These stresses make it easier for teens, young adults and parents to turn to tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs as coping mechanisms.

Help build up your community with informative resources that offer proven strategies to promote healthier outcomes for your residents.

Ohio Department of Health – Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

Ohio Department of Health – Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program is a program in the Bureau of Maternal, Child, and Family Health in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Read more about how this program promotes healthy outcomes in adults, children and babies by limiting the effects of tobacco and tobacco smoke by taking steps to lower smoking rates.

Stop Underage Drinking

Stop Underage Drinking

The federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) works with state, territorial, and local governments and organizations to reduce and prevent underage drinking and its consequences. ICCPUD’s website, StopAlcoholAbuse.gov, provides the latest research and resources to support underage drinking prevention and related issues.

Partnership to End Drug Addiction

Partnership to End Drug Addiction

Partnership to End Drug Addiction provides everything from tips on preventing substance use to guidance on managing recovery from addiction.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is Here to Help

Contact us directly to find out more about the coalition. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to find out more about our ongoing efforts and how to contribute!

The mission of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (SAPC) is to decrease substance use/misuse rates among youth and adults in Warren County, Ohio. The Coalition strives to provide prevention education and efforts within the community to prevent addiction.

761 Columbus Ave., Lebanon, Ohio 45036

513-689-3169
sapcwarrencounty.com@gmail.com

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