Below is a list of resources that are designed to help you build on your strengths in showing love, setting limits, helping youth develop skills in handling peer pressure, building a positive future and ultimately helping families grow together.

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Help Reduce the Chances Your Child will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem
No one ever said parenting would be easy. When children hit the teenage years, the challenges are great. There are more significant threats that can affect their health and safety, like drugs and alcohol. And, unfortunately, helpful and reliable resources are scarce. So when you are nervously sitting on your couch at 1 a.m. waiting for your 17 year old to come home, please know that you are not alone. Most parents go through this angst.  Read More (Partnership at DRUGFREE.ORG)


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Without Using Scare Tactics or Preaching

Give them the truth about drugs and they will listen. It has been conclusively found that when young people are given the facts about drugs and their harmful effects, they decide on their own not to take them. So, how do you educate them before a dealer gets to them? DRUGFREEWORLD.ORG

Request a FREE Truth About Drugs Information Kit


THE PARENT TOOLKIT

 

 

How to Prevent Drug Use at Every Age

Whether your child is toddling through preschool, meandering through middle school or cruising through his ’20s — here are tips to help guide him toward a healthy life at every age! Take a look at the drugfree.org Parent Toolkit

Parents Toll-Free Helpline: 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)


 

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SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early – as early as 9 years old – about the dangers of alcohol. Learn More


Parents Who Host, Lose The Most


Don’t be a party to teenage drinking.
Parents who host teenage drinking parties face a variety of unpleasant consequences:
Are you willing to…

…pay a $1,000 fine per person served
…spend 180 days in jail per person served
…pay a $15,000 fine if an injury occurs
…spend 5 years in prison if an injury occurs

We didn’t think so!

Don’t make a “Big Mistake”! Watch this short video clip
Read the Complete Fact Sheet

Help us spread the word to all parents in Warren County?

Contact: Liz Montalvo, LAC, Prevention Connections Program Facilitator

908-223-1985 x 306 – emontalvo@fgcwc.org


Parent Check Quiz – The Effects of Alcohol (ages 18-25)

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*A NJ collaborative bringing together the expertise of three organizations to develop and implement a statewide effective prevention program of the use of alcohol by those over 21.

Learn More
Watch Video Discussion


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For too many, addiction begins in the medicine cabinet. Project Medicine Drop provides the opportunity for you to discard unused household and prescription medications any day throughout the year. There are now 4 locations in Warren County (Mobile Unit Coming Soon!)

Greenwich Township Police Department
321 Greenwich street, Stewartsville, NJ 08886

Phillipsburg Police Department
675 Corliss Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

State Police Barracks – Hope
501 County Route 521 Hope, NJ 07844

Warren County Sheriff’s Office
413 2nd Street Belvidere, NJ 07823

And while you’re at it don’t forget about Grandma’s stash!!
GrandmaLeaderboardDo you think your town needs a drop box? Find out to make it happen.

Contact: Mary Jo Harris, MSW, Community Coalitions Coordinator
908-689-1000 x 330 – mharris@fgcwc.org


Quick Visual Drug Guide for Parentsdrug guide for parents - all in one

Learn the facts to keep your teen safe. Street Names, Looks Like, Dangerous Because, Signs of Abuse, and more.

(Partnership at DRUGFREE.ORG)

 

 

 

 


 

alcohol - whateveryparentcandoUnderage Drinking:
What Every Parent Can Do

Understand the risks. Underage alcohol use is more likely to kill young people than all other illegal drugs combined.

Make sure your kids know what you expect regarding underage alcohol use. Set rules with clear consequences. Discuss and agree on them and follow through consistently. Read More


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Why do young people use marijuana?

Children and teens start using marijuana for many reasons. Curiosity and the desire to fit into a social group  are common ones. Some have a network of friends who use drugs and urge them to do the same (peer pressure). Read More

 


whateveryparentcandoPrescription Drug Abuse:
What Every Parent Can Do

The New Teen Drug Problem and Your Family Medicine Cabinet
Prescription drug abuse is America’s fastest growing drug problem, especially among teens. National studies show that even though teens are turning away from illegal drugs like cocaine, they’re turning to drugs in the family medicine cabinet instead. Today, more teens abuse prescription drugs than any other illicit drug, except marijuana. Read More


The Power of GrandparentsThe Power of Grandparents

Grandparents play an important role in preventing their grandchildren from drinking and using drugs.  Find out how to communicate better with your teenage grandchild; learn about the latest drugs; and discover how you can help keep your grandchild healthy. Read More