2018 Student Drug-Use Survey: Finds Less Teens are Abusing Substances

April 12, 2018

Finding for the 2018 Student Drug-Use Survey are now available. PreventionFIRST! administers their Student Drug-Use Survey every two years.  Just under 33,000 students, grades 7th-12th from 80 schools took the survey in the fall of 2017.  Good news: the majority of 7-12th grade students are not using substances. In fact, as measured by the past 30-day use indicator: 97.6 percent report not using prescription drugs non-medically, 95.0 percent do not use cigarettes, 91.9 percent report not using marijuana, and 86.3 percent do not use alcohol. Peer and parental disapproval rates are at record high levels, which is an important factor as paren...

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Upcoming Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

February 8, 2018

The Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) training is designed to provide an understanding of the discipline of the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse as it relates to communities, providers and volunteers, in a fun, creative unique training that begins where people...

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Coaches, Kids, and Chemicals 2018

January 10, 2018

Coaches, Kids and Chemicals is a one day event designed to engage and support the health and wellness of coaches and athletes. This yearly event also provides tools, resources, and education about the substance use/misuse issues facing student athletes and their teams.

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Recognizing Local Coalitions - Drug-Free Communities

October 26, 2017

Congratulations to our member coalitions awarded Drug-Free Communities grants! New grantee -  Coalition for a Healthy Middletown (yr. 6) ...

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Another Successful Coalition Academy

October 26, 2017

This year's PreventionFIRST! Coalition Academy brought more than 140 committed community members from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to the annual one day comprehensive prevention event in September.    Addiction Policy Forum President/CEO Jessica Nickel bro...

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