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7/7/2016

State leaders urge schools to help fight drug abuse

1StartTalking-1.jpgState officials including Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio legislative leaders recently sent letters to all school superintendents in Ohio to share tools and information with teachers, counselors and parents in an effort to fight the deadly opioid epidemic. 
 


6/30/2016

Start Talking! at summer camps

4SportsCamp.jpgKids who hear about the dangers of drugs from trusted adults are up to 50 percent less likely to use. Mentors at summer camps, or band and sport camps, can support Ohio’s youth in making healthy choices. Camp leaders can lead a Start Talking! discussion and share the facts about the dangers of alcohol, illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription medications.


6/23/2016

Know! To BUST Summer Boredom

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with teens experiencing a little boredom, too much time on their hands with “nothing to do” can lead to trouble, like experimenting with alcohol and drugs or engaging in other risky behaviors.


6/17/2016

City of Dublin shares powerful video, other anti-drug resources

Randy Williams got hooked on pain medication after suffering an injury at age 17. The 2003 Dublin Coffman High School graduate eventually turned to heroin and struggled with a dangerous addiction before dedicating himself to recovery.
 


6/17/2016

Start Talking! drug prevention program part of Putnam County anti-heroin campaign

start-talking-2.jpgThe Putnam County Educational Service Center teamed with the state to introduce a multi-pronged anti-drug campaign to educate about the dangers of drug abuse. Start Talking! is one of the programs being used. 
 


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