Weekly Round Up

This week, we wanted to share with you two resources to help educate you on the dangers of vaping and alcohol use among teenagers. These videos are extremely helpful in understanding what your teen is up against! Educate yourself so that you can best help your teen.

Mayo Clinic Radio discusses the dangers of vaping. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/3cOGT6A

What does alcohol abuse do to a teenager’s brain? This video can enlighten you: https://bit.ly/3aH6ixg

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Increased Risk

It can be easy to rely on statistics to comfort yourself about the dangers surrounding marijuana, alcohol, and other drugs. But every time you use a harmful drug, there could be an increased risk of a negative outcome. Do you really want to play any odds when it comes to your health? This week, we want to encourage you to avoid marijuana and alcohol and instead, find new ways to relax, socially engage with your friends, and have fun!

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Looking for Prevention Resources? We Can Help!

Have you been looking for resources to encourage your friends in their fight against substance abuse? Or are you a parent looking to educate and encourage your teen? Check out our brand new resources section on our website! It’s full of apps and pages that might be of use to you in your quest to prevent alcohol and other drug misuse among youth today.

These are just a few of the resources available to you on our new website! Please follow over to our resources page for more information!

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Our Brand New Website!

CPMA and Rethink the Drink has now become Bartow Against Drugs

After being selected to take part in the implementation of a statewide Alcohol Prevention Initiative in the Fall of 2011- through the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), we formed as the ‘Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol’ (CPMA).

During this time, our focus has been on reducing the early onset of alcohol use among youth and reducing access to alcohol among youth. In early 2018, the Coalition rebranded as Bartow Against Drugs (BAD), and expanded our efforts to include additional substance use issues within Bartow County and to serve as a vital resource for community members looking for help.

BAD collaborates with local community members and organizations to ensure that Bartow County is aware of the local substance use issues among youth, and how we can work together to reduce these problems. We hope to serve as a resource for concerned parents, grandparents, or friends looking to find help for their loved one, as well as working to educate our future generations on the impact of their life choices.

To find out more about what we do, check out our About section on our new website!

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