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 prevention professionals and Coalition…

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  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…

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    View this email in your browser     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 one of these twelve states. In fact, 22% of…

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    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…

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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:…

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    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.…

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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…

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