Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention

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    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA Treatment Finder

    Recovery Resource Center
    A central point of information concerning substance abuse treatment. The center’s staff and volunteers answer questions, initiate the treatment process, and make referrals as needed.

    Electronic Cigarette Use
    E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks.

    Know the Risks:
    VIDEO: Parent Program - Tobacco/Vaping in the 21st Century

    Medication Abuse
    Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication that was prescribed for someone else or takes their own prescription in a way not intended by a doctor or for a different reason - like to get high. This is a particular threat to children because prescription medications are readily available, easy to obtain, and possibly addictive.

    Nationally, prescription medications are the most commonly abused drugs among 12-13 year olds.

    Prevent Medication Abuse at Home

    • Limit access to medications by locking them up and keeping them out of reach
    • Keep track of the amount of medications you have
    • Know which medications could be abused
    • Supervise children taking their medication
    • Dispose of unused medications

    For more information visit: The Medication Abuse Project