Substance Abuse Prevention
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Substance abuse prevention is 1 of the 6 essential strands of prevention. Providing education and awareness of substance use and misuse helps to prevent periodic or lifelong abuse. Teach it now to promote your students' academic success, mental health, and physical well-being.
Resources & Links
Please Note: Program or website inclusion does not imply endorsement by the BCPS. Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.
CADCA: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, 1-800-54-CADCA
Drug Facts Challenge!: A Jeopardy-style game based on scientific findings developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The questions and answers are based around the brain and addiction, marijuana, prescription drugs, tobacco/nicotine/E-Cigs, and inhalants.
Drugs and More: A guide to addictions.
Drug Watch: Keeping an Eye on Pharmaceuticals: a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications, their side effects, addictive qualities, and the latest on FDA drug alerts.
Easy to Read Drug Facts: An ideal resource for anyone interested in learning more about drug abuse.
First Call for Help, 211 Broward: “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals to health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211.
Marijuana Talk Kit: Download your FREE toolkit for parents.
United Way substance misuse prevention toolkits: Free tools from the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force United Way of Broward County's Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention.
- Electronic Cigarettes Prevention Toolkit
- LGBT and Substance Abuse Prevention Toolkit
- Marijuana Prevention Education Toolkit
- Opiates Overdose Prevention Toolkit
- Underage Drinking Prevention Toolkit
- Synthetic Drugs Prevention Toolkit
Patterns and Trends in Substance Abuse in Florida: This is the 2020 annual report.
The Real Cost: Giving you the most accurate, up-to-date information about the harmful effects of tobacco use, so you know the real cost of smoking, vaping, and other tobacco use.
Under Age Drinking: Helps parents talk to their children about alcohol. You can create a plan in just a few steps.
The United Way of Broward County's Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention: A broad based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Resources available on the DrugFreeBroward website.
Data and Surveys
There are numerous data sources that can provide you more information on this topic. Go to our Data and Surveys page to learn more.
Positive Community Norms & Social Norms and Substance Abuse Prevention
BCPS uses evidence-based social norms marketing (see the prosocial club webpage) in many prevention subject to shift people’s behaviors, attitudes or opinions. Examples include tobacco, alcohol (see Project Brain webpage), driving and texting, sexual activity, drug use, and bullying. Learn how to use your data by going to the Positive Community Norms and Social Norms Marketing webpage.
Broward Briefings - Substance Abuse Information for Action
View the Briefings below to find out more of what is going on with substance use and abuse in Broward County. You can also go to the United Way Broward Briefings website. These are one page electronic newsletters published by the Commission on Substance Abuse’s research center at Nova Southeastern University. Topics include emerging issues and recently released research findings about substance abuse with a focus on Broward County and the State of Florida.