Impact Norwood Awarded Drug-Free Communities Grant, 1.25 million for 10 years! Press Release
The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. Directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.
Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of environmental strategies to address local substance use problems. DFCs involve local communities in finding solutions and also helps youth at risk for substance use recognize the majority of our Nation’s youth choose not to use substances.
What is Substance Use Disorder?
Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. According to the DSM-5, a diagnosis of substance use disorder is based on evidence of impaired control, social impairment, risky use, and pharmacological criteria.
Guide for Parents & Guardians: Under the Right Influence, Educating & Encouraging Teens to Make Life-long Healthy Decisions.
Social Host Laws: An Educational Video for Parents
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration's (SAMHSA) underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
Allies in Recovery is an online-learning platform for families with a loved one struggling with drugs or alcohol. We provide community, expert advice, and a scientifically-validated program to give you the skillset you’ll need to help your loved one.
Trinity Community Church: Emmaus Road (A Christ Centered Journey Towards Recovery)
Find links to online resources, support groups, treatment options and much more.
News and Events
Next meeting October 25th at 3PM, Norwood High School Library. All are welcome.
August 31, 2017 - Baker-Polito Administration Launches Campaign to Help Parents Protect Kids from Opioid Misuse
August 22, 2017 - Baker-Polito Administration Releases Latest Quarterly Data on Opioid Epidemic: Opioid-related deaths fell 5% in first 6 months of 2017 vs. same period last year
Science and Data on Marijuana: SAM Educational Briefs & Data on Marijuana Policy
Surgeon General's Report on Alchol, Drugs and Health: Facing Addiction in America.
The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado, The Impact - Volume 4
The purpose of this 2016 report is to document the impact of the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in Colorado. Colorado has served as an experimental lab for the nation to determine the impact of legalizing marijuana. This is an important opportunity to gather and examine data and facts on this issue. Citizens and policymakers should have sufficient data to make an informed decision. This is the fourth annual report on the impact of Colorado legalizing marijuana. It is divided into ten sections with each providing data on the impact of legalization prior to and during the creation of the marijuana industry in Colorado.
10 things I wish I'd known before my daughter became addicted to heroin. Boston Globe Magazine Article, Aug. 23, 2016