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
Department of Children and Families' Substance Abuse and Mental Health webpage: Find local services by county you can click on a drop-down menu and select the county of residence this will take you to a page with resources such as the managing entity, the CAT team, FACT team and mobile response team.
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 for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211.
HealthTeacher.com: Interactive products to be used by teachers, parents, and kids to address important youth health issues, including physical activity, nutrition, and social and emotional well-being.
Marijuana Talk Kit: Download your FREE toolkit for parents.
Prescription Medication Toolkit for Parents: A free tool from the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force United Way of Broward County's Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention.
Substance Use Prevention: A Resource Guide for School Staff: A comprehensive resource website from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
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.
Social Norms and Substance Abuse Prevention
Broward Briefings- Substance Abuse Information for Action
Find out more of what is going on with substance use and abuse by going to the United Way website to view Broward Briefings. 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.