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View this email in your browser Parent Alert | August 2020 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…
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 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 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 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. www.turningpointcoalition.com Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign Each…
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…
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…
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Parent Alert July 2019 Tobacco 21 If you haven’t heard, Tobacco 21 was a success: Ohio raised the age of sale and purchase of tobacco products to age 21. What does this mean? Those under 21 cannot legally buy cigarettes, cigars, vape pens or any other tobacco products. Store owners will have to check IDs…
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the federal Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm and the U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory on vaping https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf the complete U.S. Surgeon General’s report can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/e-cigarettes/index.htm for national usage rates you can check out Monitoring the Future: http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/18drugpr.pdf SAMHSA Tips for Teens regarding e-cigarettes https://store.samhsa.gov/product/tips-for-teens-e-cigarettes/pep19-12
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Parent Alerts February 2019 Have you been exercising your Parent Power? You have it, so why not use it? Just like our muscles, if you don’t use it, you lose it. And, for as much as youth test us, they also want clear guidelines. It’s also not as complicated as you might think. …
Vaping Resources: U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf Schools Respond to the Rise of Student Vaping https://www.edutopia.org/article/schools-respond-rise-student-vaping Vaping in Schools: 3 Million Students and Counting http://neatoday.org/2018/11/14/vaping-in-schools/ National Adolescent Drug Trends (from Monitoring the Future) – vaping is on the rise and represents the largest year-to-year increase in substance abuse recorded in this country for 10th…
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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.
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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.