December is National Substance Impaired Driving Month

November 30, 2012 0

“Have one [drink] for the road” was once a commonly used phrase in American culture. It has only been within the past 25 years that as a Nation, we have begun to recognize the dangers associated with drunk driving. December is National Substance Impaired Driving Month. Join our Federal, state, and local partners as we seek ways to engage communities and raise awareness about the dangers of driving after using drugs. For more information on […]

Lunch Time Tweet/Fact of the Day

November 27, 2012 0

For the next few weeks we are going to be offering our Lake County Drug Free lunchtime tweet/fact of the day! Every weekday at noon we will be posting a factoid for you to think about. Here is todays tweet! Illinois Youth Survey Data: When it comes to alcohol and cigarettes, Lake County middle school youth report that use is down vs. past years.— LakeCountyDFC (@LakeCountyDFC) November 27, 2012 Please follow our twitter account and […]

Lake County Coalition– We are Change Agents!

November 26, 2012 0

While research supports the importance of community and systems change as a means of achieving population-level outcomes, there is little research on the process by which coalitions become effective. A recent study published by the Journal of Community Psychology indicates that CADCA’s problem solving framework for provides coalitions with an effective model for becoming community “change agents.”  CADCA’s Framework for Community Change describes the process by which coalitions contribute to population-level decreases in targeted substance […]

Holiday Reminder– Don’t Drink and Drive

November 21, 2012 0

As we kick off the holidays with Thanksgiving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is reminding adults to plan ahead for a safe way home if they’re planning to drink alcohol during the season’s festivities. Data show that the time period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day includes some of the most dangerous days for drunk driving deaths, and the numbers are getting worse in recent years — as annual drunk driving deaths have decreased, there […]

Parental Tip– Talk early – talk often!

November 20, 2012 0

Study after study indicates that parents remain the primary influencer of their kids. Parents have more influence over their child than friends, music, TV, the internet or celebrities. Talking often with your child about a variety of topics makes it easier to talk about the difficult subjects. Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not. […]

Underage Drinking Research and Program Options

November 19, 2012 0

Developed in partnership with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, this video highlights research on underage drinking and includes steps that communities can take to tackle this problem.

Forum on Understanding Suburban Heroin Use

November 18, 2012 0

We recently attended an excellent informative program put on by the Robert Crown Center on Heroin in the local communities. The event was sponsored by Congressman Dold, School Districts 125, 128, 214, and the Lake County Regional Office of Education. Some Heroin facts attendees learned about were: More than one third of the research sample began using heroin while they were in high school; those who used in high school were from all socioeconomic groups. […]