Southington Drug Task Force

Information for Parents

Advice on how to initiate and conduct conversations with teenagers about the dangers of drug abuse and how to establish rules to prevent it.

A comprehensive, printable booklet containing statistics, discussions of how adolescents obtain drugs, descriptions of the most commonly misused prescription and OTC drugs, and advice on preventing drug abuse.

A chart describing commonly abused drugs, their risks, the rates and signs of abuse, and other useful facts for parents of teenagers who might be abusing drugs.

Tips for parents to prevent prescription drug abuse.

An explanation of the importance of communication between parent and teenager regarding drug abuse.

A discussion of how teenagers obtain prescription drugs (not prescribed for them) and how parents can help prevent this.

Specific advice on how to safeguard drugs in the home to prevent misuse.

Descriptions of the effects misuse of various prescription drugs can have, with a link for online help and information.


Information for Students

A government pamphlet describing the dangers of overdosing prescription pain relievers.

A confidential on-line self-test for teenagers to take to identify drug problems: http://www.drugscreening.org/

An article written for teenagers about misuse of prescription drugs.

A chart illustrating the effects of stimulants and depressants on different parts and functions of the body.

A short article from Scholastic about drug abuse in general with a special section on prescription drug abuse

Talk Series

September

Click here for Communication.

Click here for local statistics of Drug use information.

Click here for Times have changed. . .

Click here for SAAC Data table.

October

Click here for Encouragement.

Click here for Less Tech.

Click here for Marijuana is unsafe if you are behind the wheel.

Click here for Times have changed and so have drugs.

November

Click here for Alcohol and Teens.

Click here for Bath Salts~Not just for Bathing!

Click here for Setting Limits.

December

December's Talk Series is condensed into one PDF file. Click here for the information.

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