Police and Communities Together to Reduce Teen Drug and Alcohol Use
Posted Sep 21 2010 12:46pm
If you are looking to form a coalition or to start or enhance a community awareness program, consider these five new program offerings from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America , with funding from the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. All five are more fully described on the new website,
is a meth prevention program uniting law enforcement, treatment and prevention professionals to deliver prevention education programs to local communities. The audience learns about all aspects of meth from experts with diverse perspectives on the issue—a true “360-degree” view.
(Parents: You Matter) educates parents of teens and tweens about why kids use drugs and alcohol; helps them protect their children, offers tips on communicating with teens and monitoring their activities and teaches parents how to spot drug/alcohol use and what to do if they discover a problem.
(wreckED) encourages teens to think more introspectively about their own and their friends’ behavior regarding alcohol and drugs and to consider the associated consequences of getting involved.
(A través del Cristal Meth) encourages Hispanic parents and concerned adults to educate themselves on the dangers of meth, and provides them with tools and resources to protect their children from this dangerous drug.
(Padres: Ustedes hacen la Diferencia!) helps Hispanic parents understand, prevent and address drug and alcohol issues with their teens.