Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse
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Parents, need help having the drug talk? There's an app for that.

Parents- do you need help with keeping up on the latest trends but you don't have a smart phone?  Check out our parent resource page for a list of resources that you might find helpful.  

The DEA has also updated their parent webpage with lots of new information and resources:

http://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com/

Upcoming Events

Netiquette: Impacting Your Teens’ Other Life - December 9 2014 at 2:14 PM

This workshop will cover online safety, online etiquette, and how parents can monitor their youths online behavior. This workshop will also cover proper online behavior. This presentation is being brought to you by the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Presenters will be Leigh Moerdyke from Pathways, MI and Jake Mucha from the Ottawa County Sherriff’s Department. Spanish Language translation will be available.

No RSVP is necessary for this event.

The workshop will be on 12/9/2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Allendale Middle School.
Address: 10505 Learning Lane Allendale Charter Township, MI 49401

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TalkSooner.org is a joint effort between the following West Michigan counties:

Featured Drug: E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that simulate tobacco smoking. The devices contain a heating element and a liquid solution. When the user sucks on the device, a sensor activates the heating element, which vaporizes the liquid solution and enables the user to inhale it. The liquid solutions come in many different flavors and typically contain nicotine, although there are solutions available that do not contain nicotine.


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