Building Strong Youth Through A Strong Community

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 | 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 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…

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

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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


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

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

Parent Alert July 2019 – Tobacco 21

By turningpc | July 31, 2019

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…

Summer Magic & Learning

By turningpc | July 18, 2019

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Information on E-Cigarettes and Vaping

By turningpc | June 5, 2019

the federal Centers for Disease Control   and the U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory on vaping   the complete U.S. Surgeon General’s report can be found here:   for national usage rates you can check out Monitoring the Future:   SAMHSA Tips for Teens regarding e-cigarettes

What’s a Parent to Do? Kids Vaping – FREE Event Thursday, May 16

By turningpc | May 3, 2019

Campaign’s reminder for parties, alcohol: ‘Parents who host lose the most’

By turningpc | April 30, 2019

Landlord Forum – May 6, 2019 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

By turningpc | April 17, 2019

On-Premise Consumption Alcohol Vendor Training – May 13, 2019 – 9 AM – 3 PM

By turningpc | April 17, 2019

Wayne County Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 27

By turningpc | April 11, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Wooster Safety Service Center, 3333 Burbank Rd., Wooster  

Parent Power

By turningpc | March 1, 2019

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.  …

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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.