Knowledge is powerful. We work to educate ourselves and the community on how everyone has a role to play in prevention.
We stay up to date on current research on substance abuse prevention. We use evidence-based practices to provide effective programs for the community.
Prevention is about strengthening the fabric of community. Making sure children have safe places to play... Encouraging healthy eating and exercise... Encouraging dialog between parents and kids... These may not look like drug abuse prevention, but they are!
Find out more about substance use and prevention by visiting Education & Resources.
We value honest and open communication. We start the conversation substance abuse and addiction within our community.
We host community forums to exchange information on prevention and substance use issues.
We also train facilitators for small-group gatherings. In these gatherings, parents and caring adults learn how to talk with youth about drug abuse.
Check out Get Involved for more details on joining our coalition or hosting a small-group gathering.
We work to encourage making healthy choices about substance use. None of us can do this alone, and we all have different strengths.
Norwood School District students are active in drug and alcohol abuse prevention. They strive to be positive influencers with their peers. The students have organized youth summits to address mental health. Also, they have designed campaigns to reduce underage drinking. They have also advocated for more recreational spaces in the city.
The Norwood Health Department conducts screenings to identify youth at risk of substance abuse. Early interventions like this can make all the difference.
Local faith communities are hosting small group gatherings for parents. They provide spaces to host conversations and offer recreational spaces for kids.
Get Involved today and be part of a growing network of friends and neighbors working together for a drug free Norwood.