Holiday Role Modeling

  During the holidays… As the holidays come upon us, it is important to remember to stay safe, and to model behavior for our children, teens, family members, and even our friends. The holidays are a time to kick back […]

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Environmental vs. Individual Level Strategies

        As a DFC grantee, Somersworth Prevention Coalition must focus on strategies that impact the environment, not only an individual. These strategies include (1) creating incentives for positive behavior and consequences for negative behavior, (2) reducing barriers/ […]

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Teen Drug Abuse – Statistics, Why, and How to Help

  “No one tries a drug with the hopes of becoming addicted. Teens may try alcohol because they saw their parents drinking, or they may try marijuana because their friends offered it to them. Some people can have one drink […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse in Somersworth

            Somersworth is not immune to the problems of prescription drug abuse, and the problem is not unique to any one age group either. Some of the things we know are that individuals are using […]

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Do I Have a Problem?

There are numerous warning signs, you just have to know what to look for. Whether you’re concerned about your friends, family, or yourself, knowing the signs is the first step. Check out this list, provided by Drug Free NH to […]

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Preventing Alcohol & Drug Abuse

The Medicine Abuse Project, partnering with at Drugfree.org, lists off numerous ways to begin a conversation with a loved one about living a healthy drug free life. This parent kit packet teaches you how to say it, what to say, […]

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Drinking & its Effect on School

Help prevent underage drinking. View the diagram to understand the affects alcohol has on underage consumers.

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Stats on Tobacco Use 2011 – 2015

The graphic contains statistics about tobacco use amongst middle and high school students in the United States between 2011 and 2015.

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Risks from Smoking Diagram

Smoking can damage every part of someone’s body. The following diagram, provided by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), points out which cancers and/or chronic diseases are at a higher risk from smoking.

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Prevention Talk Kit

Begin conversations with your child before they are confronted with drugs and alcohol. Talking to your children is one of the most powerful tools parents and caregivers can use to connect with — and protect — their kids. When tackling […]

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Little Known Health Effects of Marijuana

Here is a well­written article on the little know health effects of marijuana published in Journalist’s Resource, an online publication by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. The article briefly discusses: what is in marijuana and how […]

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Marijuana Facts for Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse focuses in and makes you think about teens interaction with marijuana. Volkow writes, “did you know that teen marijuana use has dropped dramatically since the late 1990s? So, if you were thinking everyone smokes marijuana, […]

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Monitoring the Future Survey: High School & Youth Trends

This survey of Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders is encouraging, with past-year use of illicit drugs other than marijuana continuing to decline to the lowest level in the […]

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Teen Drinking Myths

Myth Everybody’s doing it Fact 2 out of 3 teens don’t drink alcohol which means the majority of your friends and classmates aren’t doing it.  Myth Kids in Europe can drink at a young age and they’re okay.  Fact Actually, […]

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Seven Super Skills

It’s important to know how to help a friend in need. Check out a few of the suggestions –

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