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Did you know parents have more influence over their child than friends, music, TV, the Internet and celebrities?

Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.

Help your teen stay safe and make healthy choices by:

>Talking and listening regularly

> Being directly involved in your child's everyday world

> Making it clear that you do not want him or her drinking or using drugs

> Setting limits

 

 

 

 

Safe and Drug Free Schools


Sam Moore

Sam Moore B.A., C.P.S.
Drug Prevention Coordinator

District PBIS Coach
541-440-4098

If you have questions or concerns about tobacco, alcohol or other drugs -- or are worried about someone who might be using them -- please contact me!

All consultations are confidential!

I encourage you to click on the tabs below (Community and Online Resources) where you can find a wealth of information on a variety of topics.


Click on "Signs and Symptoms of (possible) Drug Use" (top right corner, this page) for relevant information on that topic.

 

 
  • Alerts
  • Local Community
    Resources
  • Online Resources
    for Parents
  • Online Resource
    for Students
  • What are Safe and Drug-Free Schools?

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       Are they completely safe or horribly dangerous? There are so many conflicting opinions that it advisable that you conduct your own thorough and comprehensive web search. Here are just a few representations of different points of view:

Local Community Resources

  • ADAPT   Help and support for those affected by substance abuse. Local treatment options for Adolescents.

Online Resources for Parents

  • The Parents Resource Center  provides advice and stories from parents and professionals about drug prevention, intervention and raising healthy teens.
  • Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
    Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free is a unique public-private coalition to keep youth ages 9-15 alcohol free. Their site includes research on the effects of alcohol on the adolescent brain.

For information on specific drugs:

  • NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) - NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. Look here to find specific information on drugs of abuse.
  • Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
    Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing nearly 440,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs. .
  • National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
    The NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, produces ViewPoint (a quarterly newsletter), provides training and technical assistance and leads a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign.
  • American Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society site has information on cancers related to tobacco products, marijuana, and alcohol

Online Resources for Students

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism revised website with sections on frequently asked questions on alcohol abuse and alcoholism (in English and Spanish), Alcohol Alerts research, and links to other sites including a new link to Kids Spot, an interactive website for youth with facts, refusal strategies, and games.
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse: Students & Young Adults
    This is the NIDA web site. There are tons of info about the most commonly abused drugs and how they affect the brain and body. Plus, there's a special section for students.
  • Neuroscience For Kids
    Developed by Neuroscience for Kids, this site includes answers to commonly asked questions about the brain and neuroscience, neurotransmission, and the effects of specific drugs on the nervous system.
  • Quit Alcohol
    Quitting alcohol can be one of the biggest challenges of your life. Visit this website for help!
  • www.drugrehab.com/addiction/alcohol/    and    www.drugrehab.com/teens/   Information on addiction and treatment

For information on specific drugs:

  • NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) - NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. Look here to find specific information on drugs of abuse.
  • Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
    Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing nearly 440,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs.
  • Club Drugs
    NIDA-supported research has shown that use of club drugs can cause serious health problems and, in some cases, even death. Used in combination with alcohol, these drugs can be even more dangerous.
  • National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
    The NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, produces ViewPoint (a quarterly newsletter), provides training and technical assistance and leads a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign.
  • Anabolic Steriod Abuse
    Research has shown that the inappropriate use of anabolic steroids can have catastrophic medical, psychiatric and behavioral consequences.
  • Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
    The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids located in Washington, D.C. has latest information on tobacco research.
  • American Lung Association
    The American Lung Association site has information on tobacco and marijuana.
  • American Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society site has information on cancers related to tobacco products, marijuana, and alcohol

The Safe & Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act was created to encourage strategies that prevent violence in and around schools, strengthen programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs, and increase parent involvement.

Part of my job as Drug Prevention Coordinator is to support the goals and strategies of schools in their Drug Prevention programs. I also provide intervention services to students experiencing issues related to substance use as well as provide information and support to their families. I can help with referrals for services within the school system and with outside agencies.