The Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition awarded the continuation of the Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant
The Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition would like to officially announce that as of Sept. 7th 2023, we were awarded the continuation of the Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We know teens often think they’re in charge. But parents get to make the rules, and you are still your teen’s first role model. Making sure they know family rules, including not drinking alcohol underage, is as fundamental as the ABCs and 123s.
Whether working to win a big match or master a new creation, your greatest performance requires focus. You can’t expect you’re best if you drink underage.
The memorial event through the village of New Lenox and the New Lenox Safe Communities Coalition was held at Parkview Christian Church in New Lenox, IL on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 to provide education, prevention, resources and hope. View a photo Gallery of the event.
My life requires focus. I’ve set goals that I’m determined to reach. I know underage drinking only harms my chances of achieving those goals.
Spending quality time with teens may feel like a hurdle at times. Chances are they or you may have a busy schedule. Even if this is the case in your household, you can still make the most of the brief interactions you have with your teen and encourage safe decision-making.
Did you know your brain is growing through your mid-twenties? Drinking before it’s fully developed can do permanent damage. Alcohol always has short-term effects on the brain, like impairing judgment and coordination, but it can also have longterm consequences.
Underage alcohol use is tied to more than academic and social problems for youth. Teens may turn to alcohol to help them manage difficult feelings or high stress levels. However, adolescent brains are still developing, and drinking alcohol underage can quickly have problematic results.
During Take Down Tobacco Day young people rally across the U.S. with advocates to call out Tobacco Companies for target marketing to kids with flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, and to urge elected officials to take action to protect kids.
Think About It- Is Drinking Really Worth Those Risks? Don’t Put Yourself In A Regrettable And Avoidable Situation. THAT’S NOT COOL!
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Our Coalition focuses on coordination and collaboration, connecting multiple sectors of the community as a comprehensive approach to reducing substance abuse among our youth.