Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse Among Adolescents
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In addition to state funds from the KY ASAP office, the Northern Kentucky Board also received a Drug Free Communities Grant (DFC) in 2011 to create a regional coalition to address alcohol and other drug use. This grant award is for $125,000 for 5 years with the possibility of continuation for 5 more. With the current epidemic in heroin use, the Alliance's action plan has been revised to address the prevention recommendations listed within the NKY Heroin Impact Response strategic plan. One purpose of this grant is to assist other communities in the Northern Kentucky Area Development District to receive a DFC grant for their service region. Currently, there are three communities (Campbell, Kenton, and Boone Counties) with a Drug Free Communities grant. The Northern Kentucky Alliance is writing a grant this year for a 5-year continuation.
Using the Public Health Model for Drug Use, there are three levels: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary. At the primary level, efforts are focused on helping people make good behavior choices about the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and creating policies/procedures that prevent or mitigate the consequences of wrong…
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In Northern Kentucky, 19% of 12th graders have drunk more than 5 alcoholic beverages on one occasion (considered “binge” drinking) in the past 30 days according to the 2014 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention Survey. Project Sticker Shock is designed to limit youth under 21 accessing alcohol. The stickers on packages…
January 30th – Free Advocacy Training hosted by Kenton County Alliance. 31571_Advocacy Flyer
Mark Freado of Reclaiming Youth International (https://www.reclaiming.com/content/) will speak to the NKY Prevention Alliance on December 10th, 2014 on the Circle of Courage and reclaiming youth at risk. The Circle of Courage is a resiliency based model that is based on Native American philosophy about the care and upbringing of…
Mark your calendars for May 14-15, 2014 for the Boone County Parent/Middle School Student educational session on heroin and other drugs.
An information packed article from the New England Journal of Medicine: