Drug-Free County

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.

The developing teen dianabol pills for sale brain makes teens more impulsive and less likely to consider consequences of their behavior; for this reason we encourage all adults to BE CLEAR, BE FIRM, and BE CONSISTENT When it Comes to Teens and Alcohol.

We know:
• Most parents don’t agree or approve of teen drinking and would never provide alcohol to minors.
• On a recent survey, over 77% of Hendry County teens said they do not approve of parents who provide alcohol to teens. (Hendry County Teen Norms Survey, 2011)
• Hendry County Youth rank their parents (YOU) as their #1 source of believable information. (HCTNS, 2011)
• Most Hendry County teens -65%- do not drink!
• Of those that do drink alcohol a third of them consume 5 or more drinks at a time. When counted separately males binge drink at an even high rate. (FYSAS, 2010)
• Current research indicates the teen brain is still developing until the mid-20s. The introduction of alcohol, particularly in large quantities, may impair brain development.
• The younger a teen starts drinking, the higher their risk for alcoholism.

We are asking and encouraging the Community to:
• Be clear, firm and consistent when it comes to teens and alcohol.
• Keep track of your alcohol.
• Don’t keep large stores of alcohol in your home (get rid of the New Year’s stash).
• Report places where underage drinking may be occurring.
• Report establishments that may be selling to minors.
• Thank the local businesses that are serious about keeping alcohol out of our teens’ hands.

Prescription drug abuse is the intentional use of a medication without a prescription; in primo steroid a way other than prescribed; or for the feeling it causes. (NIDA)

Prescription drug abuse is a national epidemic.

12 million Americans abused prescription painkillers in 2009. (CDC)

Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month. (CDC)

Prescription painkillers killed nearly 15,000 people in the US in 2008. (CDC) They killed more people than street drugs. In Florida and many other states they caused more deaths than motor vehicle accidents.

Pain meds (e.g., Oxycontin) are the most abused prescriptions. Also commonly abused are depressants (e.g., Xanax), stimulants (e.g., Adderall), and over-the-counter meds for cough (e.g., DXM), allergy, sleep, weight-loss and motion sickness. (NIDA)

At least seven Floridians die every day from prescription drugs.

Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the United States.

It is one of the leading substances reported in arrests, emergency room visits, and substance abuse treatment admissions.

Marijuana use continues to rise among youth; Past 30 day use among Hendry County 6th-12th graders in 2010 (11.2%) is at its highest rate since 2000 (12.3%). (Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey).

According to our Teen where to buy tren Norms Survey 22% of Hendry County High School Teens report smoking marijuana at least once in the past thirty days. The average age of onset of youth who have ever smoked marijuana just under 12 years old.

90% of all smokers started before their 18th birthday. In fact, every day in the United States, about 3,600 youth aged 12-17 years try their first cigarette, and about 1,100 become daily smokers. (CDC)

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, causing more than 5 million deaths per year. (WHO)

In the United States, tobacco use causes one in five deaths annually (443,000 deaths/year). (CDC)

Every day, 88 Floridians die from tobacco-related illnesses. (Tobacco-free Florida)

Nationwide, diseases caused by cigarette smoking cost $96 billion annually. (CDC)

Cigarettes are not the only dangerous form of tobacco. Smokeless tobacco also poses many health issues. Watch the following video for more information:

Here’s some helpful links and resources:

Tobacco Free Kids
CDC Smokeless Tobacco Facts
Mayo Clinic Information
The Magnitude of the Use of Tobacco Products
The Root of Our Nations Tobacco prominate Problem: Money

Are you concerned about the negative effects that alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are having on the health of our community? Join DFHC and make a difference. Whatever your skill set, work experience, or passion, you can become involved by attending monthly meetings or joining a task force to work on specific issues.

Three Ways for You to Get Involved:

What We Do…

Tackling the issue of underage substance necessitates many different approaches. Our coalition members and staff are involved in several local initiatives and events.

All activity by the coalition is done purposefully and thoughtfully in order to reach our goals to:

• Decrease Underage Drinking, Tobacco, and Marijuana Use
• Decrease Use of Prescription Pain Killers Among Adolescents
• Increase Age of Onset of All Drugs
• Develop Strong Community Partnerships.

Prevention Strategies and Initiatives Include:
Be The Wall Campaign buy anavar online usa for Parents
Social Norms Campaigns in Middle and High Schools
Hendry/Glades Annual Youth Forums
SWAT Retreat
Operation Medicine Cabinet®
Lock Your Meds®
Town Hall Meetings
Speaking Engagements and Trainings
School Assemblies – Rachel’s Challenge
Continuous Community Assessments
Community Education and Outreach

Who We Are…

Vision: Our vision is to empower all Hendry County residents to make healthy, positive decisions and drug-free choices.

We are a coalition of individuals, agencies, and businesses working together to reduce substance abuse among youth.

Members Include:
Jeni Dyess Business Owner
Sherry Elliott Secretary, SWAT Advisor
Melissa Franco Youth Representative
Teresa Coco The Hanley Center
Jennifer Hood Hendry County health Department
Valarie James Hendry County Tobacco Free Partnership
Ayman Kaki J&J Family Pharmacy
Haitham Kaki K&M Drugs
Glades County Tobacco Free Partnership
Sabrina Maxwell Bureau of Law Enforcement, Alcohol and Tobacco
Patrick McElroy Community Member
Reko Parantha Chair, Clewiston High School Teacher
Angelica Pena Hendry Regional Medical Center
Martha Pierce winstrol to buy
Riverside Retreat
Mary Ruth Prouty Hendry County Health Department, Program Director
Bianca Ross Program Coordinator
Augusta Ross SADD advisor
Doug Russell Youth Pastor, Caloosa Baptist Church
Karson Turner County Commissioner
John Varady Heartland Educational Consortium
Erica Zimmerly Business Owner

Agencies and Organizations:
Hendry County Sheriff’s Office
Labelle High School
Clewiston High School
Hendry County Health Department

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