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  • 1. C ha tha mD rug Fre eTown Hall Meeting

2. C ha tha m D rug F re e Chathams Underage Alcohol and DrugPrevention Coalition Drug Free Communities Grant Chatham Drug Free is one of over 1,700coalitions hosting a town hall 2 3. To d a y s M e e t i n g Why Prevention Local Conditions Strategies & Interventions What Do We Want to Achieve Q&A3 4. S o c ia l Im p a c t o fU n d e r a g e D r in k in g Excessive or Binge Drinking Death and Injury Violence and Property damage Unwanted Pregnancy & STD Higher School Drop Out Rate Costs to Taxpayers NC 1.5 billion in 20104 5. In d iv id u a l H e a lt hIm p a c t Permanent Brain Damage Lifetime Dependence Reduces Ability to Determine Risks Alters Brain Chemistry Increases Cravings Decreases Ability to Learn 5 6. P r e s c r ip t io n D r u g Abus e A N e w E p id e m ic National Epidemic Easy to Access Inexpensive Low Perception of harm6 7. QuizTake out your clickers! 8. How many Chatham High School Juniors and Seniors say it is easy to get alcohol?1. 2 out of 62. 3 out of 63. 4 out of 60% 0%0%12 3 9. P r o b le m : S o c ia lA lc o h o l A c c e s s4 out of 6 11 t h & 12 t h graders say its easy toget alcohol1 in 3 7 t h & 8 t h graders who drink alcohol takeit from a family member1 of 2 9 t h - 12 t h graders who drink alcohol aregiven it by someone other than family 9 10. S tr a te g y: S a fe H o m e s R e d u c i n g Yo u t h Ac c es s Lock up alcohol and medications Supervise youth in your home Dont knowingly provide alcohol to youth Be aware of your youths whereaboutsand set appropriate limits 10 11. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s Increase awareness of Social Host Law Increase supervision and parentalexpectations for youth to NOT drinkalcohol or recreational use of drugs Create a parent network for sharinginformation11 12. How many high school seniors think theirparents approve of their drinking alcohol?1. 1 out of 82. 1 out of 153. 1 out of 24 0% 0% 0% 1 2 3 13. P r o b le m :S t u d e n t s lo w P e r c e p t io n o f P a r e n t D is a p p r o v a l,a n d L o w P e r c e p t io n o f H a r m 1 in 8 12 t h graders think their parents approve ofthem drinking alcohol 1 in 24 12 t h graders think their parents approve ofthem using Rx drugs 1 in 4 youth say their parents dont talk to them aboutthe dangers of alcohol use. 2 in 3 12 t h graders dont think drinking alcohol is veryharmful 1 in 2 12 t h graders dont think using Rx drugs is veryharmful 13 14. S tr a te g y:P a r e n t s : Y o u Ma t t e r ! A Parent education program to helpparents implement policies andprocedures in their homes to preventunderage alcohol and drug use T ime T o T a l k : helping parents talkto their youth about the dangers ofdrinking and drug use 14 15. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s Parents start talking to youth earlyand maintain those conversationsinto teen years Train greatest number of parentsby hosting Train the Trainerworkshops Provide support to agencies whohost parent workshops 15 16. QuizTake out your clickers! 17. How many Chatham retailers were willing to sellalcohol to a person who appeared to be underage?1. 15%2. 25%3. 47%0%0%0%12 3 18. P r o b le m : R e t a il A lc o h o l A c c e s s 47% of Chatham alcohol retailers havebeen willing to sell alcohol to anunderage appearing person 7% of 11 t h & 12 t h graders havepurchased alcohol from a retail outlet 18 19. S tr a te g y: S a fe S to re s Offering on-going Responsible Alcohol SalesTraining in Chatham County Requiring retailers to have written policies for ageidentification Enforce of penalties for violators, with maximumpenalties for repeat violations Rewarding retailers who participate in Safe Storesprogram through loyalty program. 19 20. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s All sales clerks receive RAST Chatham Community provides economicsupport of Safe Store retailers Youth will not be able to access alcoholand tobacco products at local Chathamretail outlets 20 21. QuizTake out your clickers! 22. QuizTake out your clickers! 23. In the past 30 days, how many Chatham youth have ridden in a car with a driver who had beendrinking?1. 1 out of 62. 1 out of 103. 1 out of 200%0%0%123 24. P r o b le m : D r u n k ,D rug g e d a ndD is t r a c t e d D r iv in gIn the past 30 days: 1 in 6 youth, have ridden in a car with adriver who had been drinking 1 in 11 high school youth, who drive, havedriven a car after drinking in the past 30days. 24 25. S tr a te g y:F a t a l V is io n : A drunk driving awareness programin the Drivers education curriculum. Encourages a no questions asked contractbetween parents and teens. Asks teens to act responsibly and not to letfriends drive while impaired. 25 26. O utc o me s All driving age youth participate in Fatal Vision Programas part of drivers education Parents and youth have contracts for safe rides home Decrease in number of youth who will drive withsomeone who has been drinking. Decrease in accidents related to drunk and distracteddriving26 27. QuizTake out your clickers! 28. How many Chatham high school studentssay it is easy to get prescription drugs?1. 1 out of 32. 1 out of 53. 1 out of 10 0%0% 0%12 3 29. P r o b le m : A c c e s sto R x D rug s 1 in 3 9 t h - 12 t h graders and 1 in 4 6 th-8 thgraders say its easy to get Rx Drugs 1 in 4 6 t h - 8 t h graders who used Rx drugs weregiven them by someone other than family, and 1 in4 took them from a family member. 1 in 3 9 t h - 12 t h graders were used Rx drugswere given them by someone other than family,and 1 in 6 took them from a family member.29 30. S tr a te g y:M e d ic a t io n D is p o s a l Past Medication Disposal Single Day Events County-wide medication disposal protocol Permanent medication take back boxes in Pittsboro and Siler City Health care provider awareness30 31. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s County-wide Disposal Protocol Consistent use of permanent medication takeback boxes Prevent medication misuse & abuse Keep medication out of waterways Health Care Provider Awareness31 32. P r o b le m :I n a d e q u a t e Yo u t hL e a d e r s h ipO p p o r t u n it ie s Limited opportunities for youth tosupport prevention efforts Lack of youth engagement in coalitionstrategies Untapped resources. Energy led by local youth Youth viewed as causing problemsnot solving them32 33. S tr a te g y: Yo u t hL e a d e r s h ip D e v e lo p m e n t Yearly Youth Summit Youth training in community level change Increased youth leadership in communityevents, problems and solutions On-going support of youth led activities 33 34. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s Increased community support of teen andyouth activities Community perception of youth as leadersand conduits for positive change Increase in youth leadership skills Increase in youth participation in coalitionstrategies 34 35. P r o b le m : H ig h R is k D r in k in g N ig h t s Prom and Graduation are known to be nightsthat are high risk for youth drunk, drugged anddistracted driving.36 36. S tr a te g y:S a fe a n d S o b e r P rom & P r o je c t G r a d u a t io n Student Pledge for Safe and Sober Prom Community Support and organization of all nightProject Graduation event37 37. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s No deaths or accidents caused by drinkingand driving on Prom or Graduation nights. Increased community support of eventsdesigned to keep youth alcohol and drugfree.38 38. P r o b le m : M e d iaG la m o r iz e sA lc o h o l U s e Youth are over exposed to mediamessages promoting alcohol use Alcohol advertisements & retailplacements target youth39 39. Media Ready Counter Ads 40. Media Ready Counter Ads 41. S t r a t e g y : M e d iaReady Alcohol Prevention Curriculum for MiddleSchool Students Train Middle School Teachers Youth develop life Long skills fordeconstructing alcohol advertisements 42 42. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s All middle school students participate inMedia Ready Curriculum Introduce Media Detectives at ElementarySchool level.43 43. C o n c lu s io n Everyone in the community should deliver the message thatunderage drinking and drug use is not okay. Parents and care providers can prevent underage drinking and druguse by staying involved in their childrens lives, talking about thedangers and locking up alcohol and medications Young people need to hear about the dangers of alcohol and druguse. They can change how they and others think about drinking andrecreational drug use.44 44. Q u e s t io n s 45