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Turning Point Coalition is a community-based volunteer organization that works to help create an environment in our community that will help keep youth alcohol, tobacco and drug free.

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Parent Alert April 2021 | How & Why to Keep it Substance Free: Celebrating Graduation During Covid-19

By turningpc | April 29, 2021

  Parent Alert | April 2021   How & Why to Keep it Substance Free: Celebrating Graduation During Covid-19   Your graduating Senior deserves to celebrate! Going to school during a global pandemic is no easy task. But our youth have risen to the challenge, and we couldn’t be prouder. Remember, High School graduation is…

Parent Alert | March 2021 The “Safety” of Vaping Marijuana: Are the Rumors True?

By turningpc | April 8, 2021

          What’s the Latest? This is a false claim. Scientific research is very clear: Vaping is highly addictive and damages the body and the brain, especially in youth. In fact, some studies suggest that vaping marijuana can actually be harder on our lungs than vaping other substances-yes, even nicotine! To learn more, you can listen…

Parent Alert | February 2021 | Supporting Prevention Virtually

By turningpc | February 11, 2021

    Parent Alert | February 2021   Advocacy Week Supporting Prevention Virtually   What is Advocacy? To advocate is to publicly support a cause. (To see the difference between advocacy and lobbying, click here.) In substance abuse prevention advocacy, we keep track of substance-related legislation and raise awareness regarding areas of concern. Advocacy Week provides an avenue for…

The Link Between Human Trafficking and Substances

By turningpc | February 2, 2021

  Wayne County Coalitions Wooster— January highlighted Human Trafficking Awareness, reminding us how much goes on here in Wayne County right under our noses. Last year, Ohio ranked 9th in the U.S. for the most new human trafficking cases (The Human Trafficking Institute). Surprisingly, many trafficking cases involve family members or foster care families profiting…

Parent Alert | January 2021 – Tobacco Control What Works?

By turningpc | January 21, 2021

  View this email in your browser   Parent Alert | January 2021   Tobacco Control What Works?   Rural Communities and Tobacco Tobacco Nation: Ohio’s High Usage Rates Twelve states belong to what researchers call Tobacco Nation, because tobacco use is higher in these states than in other parts of the country. Spoiler alert: Ohio is…

Parent Alert | December 2020 Promoting Health in Older Adults Substance Use and Safety

By turningpc | December 17, 2020

    View this email in your browser Parent Alert | December 2020 Promoting Health in Older Adults Substance Use and Safety   Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are more common than we may realize. While young people are more likely to misuse substances, older people can struggle with this disease as well, with Alcohol Use Disorder…

Need to safely dispose of unwanted over-the-counter (OTC) and prescriptions drugs?

By turningpc | December 11, 2020


Parent Alert | November 2020

By turningpc | November 20, 2020

    View this email in your browser Parent Alert | November 2020 Mental Health, Family, & the Holidays   No one would deny that these are incredibly difficult times. It’s more important than ever to take care of the people in our lives, and doing so can actually prevent substance misuse! People with mental health…

Parent Alert | October 2020

By turningpc | October 21, 2020

Parent Alert | October 2020 Enjoying a Physically-Distant Fall Halloween Safety Tips CDC Tips Read more Eater Network Read more Orrville Events National Drug Takeback Day Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Buehler’s, 1114 W High St Hosted by: MEDWAY of Wayne County More information Orr Park Fall Festival Saturday, October 24, 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Hosted by:…

Parent Alert | September 2020 | Covid-19 and Alcohol: How much is too much?

By turningpc | September 30, 2020

    Parent Alert | September 2020 Covid-19 and Alcohol: How much is too much?   Current Trends Anxiety and worry about the pandemic have caused many people to turn to substances as coping mechanisms. PTSD-sufferers have increased substance use during Covid-19. Working from home and distancing policies create loneliness and depression for most of us.…

Parent Alert | August 2020 | Substance Abuse Prevention Funding What’s the Problem?

By turningpc | August 27, 2020

    View this email in your browser Substance Abuse Prevention Funding What’s the Problem?   Is prevention cheaper than treatment? Yes. Each year substance abuse costs the United States more than $740 billion. That’s enough money to end world hunger….twice. This staggering number includes not only treatment but also substance-related crime, health issues, road…

Prevention Makes Cents

By turningpc | August 17, 2020

The Cost of Substance Misuse & Addiction The misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs costs the U.S. more than $740 billion annually due to crime, lost work productivity, and health care. By contrast, nationwide implementation of school-based, effective prevention programs could have saved the U.S. $99.8 billion by directly offsetting these costs.   View…

Parent Alert | July 2020 What You Should Know About Vaping

By turningpc | July 24, 2020

Parent Alert | July 2020 What You Should Know About Vaping Because “All My Friends Are Doing It” What is it again? The term “e-cigarette” is technically a catch-all that includes any battery-operated model that heats its liquid contents. However, often people use “e-cigarette” to refer to a battery-powered tobacco product that’s made to look like…

Parent Alert | June 2020 | Safe Summer Fun

By turningpc | June 24, 2020

Parent Alert | June 2020 | Safe Summer Fun Click for a helpful Science Alert Pick and Choose: Using Words Intentionally Does using the term “social distancing” give the wrong impression? “Social Distancing.” Over the past few months, we have begun to equate this term with loneliness, isolation, and depression. We all know that we need…

The TPC Story – Turning Point Times (May 2020)

By turningpc | June 1, 2020

The TPC Story Turning Point Coalition (TPC) was launched in 2004 by a group of concerned citizens working to help create a community environment where youth strive to be alcohol, tobacco, and drug free. Sixteen years later, the Coalition continues its mission with education, information, and advocacy. Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign Each…

Parent Alert | May 2020 | Covid-19 Graduation

By turningpc | May 8, 2020

Parents Who Host Lose the Most Celebrating Graduation During Covid-19 Each year, we re-launch our Parents Who Host Lose the Most campaign, reminding parents of graduating Seniors about the dangers of hosting parties that serve alcohol to underage youth. This year, however, with the Covid-19 outbreak, we’re taking a slightly different approach. Graduation is usually…

Parenting in the time of COVID-19

By turningpc | April 17, 2020

To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so. Click the link…

Parent Alert | Beware False Claims

By turningpc | April 5, 2020

Parent Alert | April 2020 | Beware False Claims Does Cannabis Kill Coronavirus? Knowing the difference between facts and opinions Recently, USA Today posted an article that cited former NFL player Kyle Turley’s take on the Coronavirus. He stated that cannabis is a sure-fire way to survive this epidemic. Social media eats up these types of…

Prevention Action Alliance

By turningpc | March 6, 2020

Leading healthy communities in the prevention of substance misuse and the promotion of mental health wellness.   Facebook Link

Parent Alert | Coronavirus

By turningpc | March 5, 2020

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Parent Alert February 2020 – Fentanyl

By turningpc | February 21, 2020

Parent Alert February 2020 Fentanyl Fentanyl has been in the news a lot recently, and some of us are wondering what exactly it is and why it’s so dangerous. Because parents play such a critical role in substance use prevention, it’s important for them to be informed so they can help their kids make safe decisions.…

Alcohol Vendor Training – Attend for FREE!

By turningpc | February 11, 2020

Parent Alert Special Edition – OneEighty Women’s Residential Treatment Facility

By turningpc | February 10, 2020

Parent Alert Special Edition OneEighty Women’s Residential Treatment Facility OneEighty is pleased to announce the opening of our new OneEighty Women’s Residential Treatment Facility. The OneEighty Women’s Residential Treatment Facility is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide treatment for substance use disorders in a residential setting. The treatment program…

Free Coffee – Sure House Coffee Roasting Co.

By turningpc | January 11, 2020

Parent Alert December 2019 – Winter Break Fun Ideas

By turningpc | December 19, 2019

Parent Alert November 2019 – Vaping: What’s Going On?

By turningpc | November 7, 2019

Parent Alert October 2019 – Harvest Bash

By turningpc | October 15, 2019

Parent Alert – September 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month

By turningpc | September 24, 2019

Hometown Tailgate Party

By turningpc | August 29, 2019

“Talk. They’ll Listen” Campaign Launches

By turningpc | August 13, 2019

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Riders Are Peer Advocates (RAPA)

RAPA Teen Institute


Riders Are Peer Advocates (RAPA) displayed their "I Choose" campaign at Heartland Point in September. RAPA youth selected a positive message to reflect their viewpoint and recruit others to their organization. The youth leadership group focuses on drug free activities and events, like youth retreats.

The group meets every other Thursday after school and provides a chance for youth to hone their leadership skills and even opportunities to travel the state. For more information, contact

Nonya Stalnaker

or contact the
High School at 330-682-5811

Mackenzie "Mac" Fuhrer chooses to be proactive.

Picture Dino Sibounheuang chooses to be happy.

Ashley Madrid chooses to be responsible.

Ariana Nelson chooses to be compassionate

RAPA member Alani Robinson, chooses to be successful.

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This publication is developed, in part, under grant number SP020543 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the Coalition and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS.