This week, we’re focused on alcohol dangers. Be aware of these facts the next time you’re tempted to take a drink!
Saying “no” to alcohol and other drugs can be a lot easier (and more fun!) when you have the right friends around you. Make sure that whoever you hang out with, they’re supportive of your choice to avoid dangerous substances like alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. Friends are people who support you in you living your best life. People who constantly encourage you to make bad decisions that can negatively affect your health are no good for you. Surround yourself with only your true friends and you’ll go far!
Do you have big goals for your life? Big changes you’d like to make? Big changes typically come from small changes over time. This week, if you’re trying to quit alcohol altogether an excellent way you could start would be to try a soda at the next party instead of a beer. Small changes lead to big changes in your life! You can do it! Rethink the drink this week.
Let these graphics inspire you in your journey to a drug-free life! We hope that this week you can pursue positive experiences that help build you into the person you know you can be!
As you get ready to go back to school this week, we want you to remember to make this your best year yet! You are strong enough to resist the temptations of drugs and you can make positive changes for your health this year!
We encourage you to think about these messages and questions and use their positivity to help you make wise choices as you go into this next week. Be wise! Be responsible. Rethink the drink and choose health!
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!