Keep Youth Safe This Summer!

Thank you ADAPT Essex County for this message! Please lock up your alcoholic beverages to prevent underage drinking and keep youth safe!

Apps to Help with Mental Health

The COVID-19 outbreak may be stressful for many of us, especially for our youth! Learn more about helpful mental health apps here.

 

The Importance of the Parent’s Role in Prevention

Learn why parents and adults are so important to help with drug and alcohol prevention in this video from FCD Prevention Works Youth don’t want to disappoint you, so it’s important to keep communication and conversations open.

Secure Unwanted, Unused and Expired Medications

The Drug Enforcement Administration – DEA reminds Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets and secure unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications for the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, on a date to be determined.

 

 

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have this helpful resource page to learn more about alcohol and your health. Visit this site for tools and Q&A’s: https://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/
Do you know... what counts as a drink? 1 Regular 12 ounce beer about 5% alcohol = 1 Glass 5 ounces of table wine about 12% alcohol = 1 Shot glass 1.5 ounces 80-proof distilled spirits 40% alcohol

What people with a substance use disorder need to know about COVID-19

People with substance use disorder (SUD) are advised to take extra precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials warn that those struggling with an addiction — particularly opioid and methamphetamine use disorders — and those who smoke or vape nicotine or marijuana  may be more vulnerable than others to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and to developing more severe symptoms. COVID-19 attacks the respiratory tract and can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia and respiratory failure.

To read the full article, click here.

 

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

This week is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week! Test your knowledge about the impact of drugs and alcohol with this 13 question interactive quiz: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/quiz/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week/take-iq-challenge/2020

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Online Support Community for Parents & Caregivers

Families are facing unprecedented challenges due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. In response, we invite you to join our new online support community for parents and caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances.
 
Staff clinicians and specially trained parent coaches will host a series of live online gatherings to share insight and ideas on managing teen and adult children during this unique time. These gatherings are an opportunity to find support and connection along with tangible guidance on topics such as accessing treatment and planning for an adequate supply of medication.
 
Learn how to join these sessions here.

Smart Phone App to Help with Recovery

With the app you can…

  • Track your sobriety,

  • Access e-therapy to learn new recovery skills,

  • Connect with trained counselors and peers through messaging,

  • Clinical support available 7 days/wk, 9am -10 pm est

  • Track your treatment plan and set reminders,

  • Journal daily about your journey,

  • And discover helpful videos, testimonials and more through the unique resource library.

Connections is the only available app that is backed by years of research to support its provider-care management functionality, predictive relapse indicators, and analytics to reduce relapse. Click here to learn more.

Words Matter- Stigmatizing Language

Much of the language that has been used to describe substance use disorder and drug use is loaded with stigma and carries real world harm. To learn more about stigmatizing language and what we can do to help de-stigmatize language click here.

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