Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition | Prevention
Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition prevents the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
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PREVENTING THE USE OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & OTHER DRUGS

 

Our Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has a special focus on the prevention of drug, chemical, tobacco or alcohol use by youth, and in supporting “Protective Factors” that help young people resist risky behaviors in our schools or communities. These programs include and are not limited to:

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PROJECT ALERT

A program for developing resiliency and refusal skills, aimed at 7th grade students and taught by police officers and health education teachers.

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MICHIGAN MODEL FOR HEALTH©

An evidence-based, K-12 health education curriculum that teaches the skills necessary to develop healthy habits for life. *NREPP Registry

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PEER ASSISTANCE LEADERSHIP

Youth train to become leaders and assist their classmates in making good choices and being a person that grows up to be an asset to our community.

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CAPITAL COUNTIES COMMIT

A partnership campaign that educates and empowers youth and community members to avoid the negative consequences of prescription and other medications.

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INSPIRING A TOBACCO FREE COMMUNITY

Our goal is to provide our local community with tobacco prevention information and use comprehensive strategies to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease and death. Our primary goals are to help tobacco users quit, prevent youth from starting to use tobacco and protect the residents of our county from secondhand smoke. Our focus is to develop strategies and activities that will prevent the use of tobacco and at the same time implementing and supporting activities that will control or alleviate the negative health effects of direct use or the indirect exposure to tobacco.

TOBACCO PREVENTION

ZERO TOLERANCE

More than 20% of Clinton county 11th graders and 12% of 9th graders have consumed alcohol in the past 30 days. In addition, more female students than males students reported using alcohol (Clinton County MiPHY 2013-2014 Youth Survey). Our Coalition is here to change that statistic for the youth of and around Clinton county. We understand better than anyone that adolescent abuse of drugs and alcohol is a preventable behavior and the disease of drug/alcohol addiction is a treatable disease. Our goal is to provide our local youth with safe drinking resources and empower parents to have the needed conversations with their children about safe drinking.

SAFE DRINKING
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EDUCATING ON THE DANGERS OF MARIJUANA

Marijuana use is dangerous. While students in Clinton county from 7th to 11th grade showed the perception that marijuana was easily accessible and available, it was positive to see that those same students showed parental disapproval was still very high. (Clinton County MiPHY 2013-2014 Youth Survey). The less students perceive that marijuana is easy to get, the better. The more students perceive that use is risky, that it’s wrong, or that their parents disapprove, the better. Our Coalition has learned that even as teens, children care about what parents say. We ask that you to express a no use attitude. Communicate and be open with your teen, guide them on the importance of healthy behaviors and establish clear and specific rules about not using marijuana – remind them Marijuana is still illegal in Michigan.

MARIJUANA PREVENTION

Rx ABUSE PREVENTION

In our Coalition, we have learned first hand how many youth and teens get their abused prescription drugs from a friend or relative, either for free, by buying them, or taking them without asking. We ask all parents and adults to make sure their prescription medication is locked up and or not in an easily accessible location to those that may abuse it. For those that require a specific medication, we encourage you to speak with your doctor on whether there’s an alternative medication with ingredients that have less potential for addiction. In addition, we have partnered with Capital Counties Commit, a campaign empowering young adults and community members on the negative effects of prescription abuse.

PRESCRIPTION ABUSE PREVENTION
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