To lessen the demand for illicit drugs through education
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September 30, 2016
Rocky River Don Umerley Center
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Why a Drug-Free Workplace Safety Program?
A Drug-Free Workplace can increase productivity and save money. We work with you on your Written Policy, and provide required Employee Education, and Supervisor Training.
Why is Heroin Use on the rise?
Why is Marijunaua use increasing among youth?
Among High School Seniors, Driving After Marijuana Use Surpasses Drunk Driving Get the Facts at NIDA.gov
Just the Facts
In the United States, addicts and abusers spend $64 billion annually on illicit drugs, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Experts in law enforcement estimate that over 60% of the revenue used to feed addiction comes from crime. Money also comes from family members, unaware that their life savings are disappearing.
In 2009, one out of three drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes who were tested for drugs, had tested positive for at least one prescription medication or illicit drug, according to ONDCP.
We need your help to protect our young people from drug addiction. Families are devastated by drug abuse. Our programs offer new solutions and new directions. Prevention starts with education. Your support for substance abuse prevention education is an important first step in making America drug-free.
Monitoring the Future 2014
Rachel from Cleveland, Ohio
Hi, my name is Rachel, and I’m an alcoholic and an addict. Today, I have 11 months of sobriety, and life has gotten so much better since I got sober! But before that happened…
My partying began in middle school, when I started to feel awkward, out of place, and extremely nervous. It wouldn’t be until years later that I found out that the nervousness was actually panic attacks. I remember having a few friends over for a sleep over and sneaking beer and wine coolers out of my parents’ basement fridge out for us to pass around and enjoy. I don’t consider this as my “first drunk.”
My first drunk was the summer before high school started. I had been dating a boy, who lived about 45 minutes away from my house, but my mom would drive me out there, and he would take me home sometimes. He was older than me, and I thought I was “in love.” When he broke up with me, I was devastated. I didn’t know what to do to get rid of the feelings I was feeling, to stop the tears from rushing out of my eyes. So, I decided to get drunk. I chugged down about 5-6 beers and wine coolers, plus some cooking sherry (here’s a recommendation: don’t try that at home, or ever) within maybe an hour, an hour and a half, and I was hammered. I thought I had learned a valuable lesson though, alcohol fixed my problems; it was my best friend, my shoulder to cry on, and would carry me through my rough patches. More ...
Top Story of the Month
"Beating Ohio's Heroin Epidemic
Begins in Kindergarten."
Director Nancy Pommerening was recently inverviewed by Kevin Niedermier at WKSU radio, Kent State University. The result was an article titled "Beating Ohio's Heroin Epidemic Begins in Kindergarten."
The audio version that was broadcast on public radio's Ideastream is available here: http://www.tinyurl.com/jgk5cya
The printed interview was made available at State Impact OHIO, Ideastream.org on July 2nd and can be found here: http://www.tinyurl.com/gm5vqhu
The article came about as a result of Attorney General DeWine's recent summit on the current opiate crisis facing Ohio that was held in Cleveland, Ohio on April 1, 2016 called "Taking Back Our Communities." At that summit, AG DeWine asked Pommerening to talk about the Brain Power program.
There was great interest from the audience in the concept of prevention through early and consistent education.
Further in the inteview, there is a segment from Jeanne Senchak, a counselor from the Austintown Schools, one of the first adopters of the Brain Power program. Mrs. Senchak explains how the program actually works in a public school setting.
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NIDA Drug Quiz
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Sanford-Brown College volunteers assemble NIDA classroom materials.
Sanford-Brown College volunteers assemble NIDA classroom materials. Thank you!
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