Recent data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicate increases in youth prescription drug abuse, as well as marijuana, ecstasy, and methamphetamine use. -- Drug-Free Communities (whitehouse.gov)
The Monroe County Safe Community Coalition's Drug Free Communities grant is focusing our efforts in 3 areas, with tobacco being one of them. Take a look at one area in tobacco prevention that is of great interest.
It's perfectly legal. (And perfectly logical.)
Property owners have the right to make their buildings 100% smoke-free. And residents have the right to ask for safer, smoke-free housing policies. You just need the right resources to get started.
Click here to learn more:wismokefreehousing.com
Recently the Wisconsin Department of Justice launched “The Fly Effect,” a Heroin prevention public awareness campaign designed to reach our state’s young people. Heroin has become a statewide epidemic. This highly addictive drug is taking lives, devastating families and stretching law enforcement and others.
The Monroe County Safe Community Coalition is partnering with the Department of Justice to help stop the Heroin spiral. We’re seeking to educate Wisconsin’s teens and young adults – and their families – before our young people try Heroin for the first time. The campaign theme – The Fly Effect -- is inspired by the nursery rhyme “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly,” which is used in the campaign’s TV spot. The song’s escalation and spiral parallels the unexpected and uncontrollable spiral associated with Heroin addiction. Visitors to the website are prompted to make a short series of decisions related to Heroin, all of which are designed to illustrate the painful, and often devastating, choices associated with abuse.
Click here to begin: www.theflyeffect.com
Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior Survey was completed by 1,462 high school students in Monroe County in the spring of 2013 in the School Districts of: Cashton, Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton, Sparta, and Tomah. The 2011 rates are listed in parenthesis with arrow to show increase, decrease, or no change NC in behavior (if less than 2% change from 2011 to 2013).