Marijuana Prevention

  • Marijuana Use Prevention Marijuana, Grass, Herb, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, Skunk, Weed, Boom, Bud, Chronic, Gangster, Ganja, Kif, MJ, whatever you call it, most students think it stinks. Although media images may try to convince us that "everyone" is doing it, when anonymously surveyed, it turns out, most don’t. According to the latest Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) report, 4 out of 5 young people surveyed didn’t use marijuana in the last month. Learn more!

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Resources There are many ways we can help prevent our students from misusing drugs. Click on the image to find curriculum that focuses on this as well as your students' social and emotional learning (SEL), an effective strategy to insure lifelong wellness. 

  • Observances

    Day of Observance Use national days of observance to increase awareness and promote healthy behaviors with lessons, activities, and school events. Observances are excellent tools to both educate and mobilize your students to action. Click on the image to choose which one you will celebrate now.

  • 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.

    Above the Influence: Visit our BCPS ATI webpage or go to the national site abovetheinfluence.com.

    CADCA: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, 1-800-54-CADCA.

    Drug Free World: drugfreeworld.org.

    Drugs and More: A guide to addictions.

    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.

    Informed Families

    Just Think Twice

    Marijuana Prevention Toolkit: A free tool from the United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention (UWBCCBH).

    Marijuana Talk Kit: Download your FREE toolkit for parents.

    National Family Partnership

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Has numerous resources on every drug, including sites just for parents and just for teens teens.drugabuse.gov.

    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

    SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

    SAMHSA’s Health Information Network 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)(English and Spanish)TTY 1-800-487-4889: To learn more about marijuana or obtain referrals to programs in your community.

    Social Norm Website

    Stumbleweed Magazine for Teens

    Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration call 1-800-662-HELP or visit the locator online at www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov.

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK: They don't just talk about suicide, they cover a lot of issues and can put you in touch with resources close to you. 

    The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA): 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.