Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Project is working to reduce the early onset of alcohol use among 9-20 year olds in our community. According to the Georgia Student Health Survey, 9th-12th grade Early County High School students who report not using alcohol in the past thirty days has increased from 78% in the 2014- 2015 school year to 85% in the 2017- 2018 school year.
What’s new in ASAPP
(Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Project):
In July 2018, we kicked off our newest campaign, The Power is in You. We hope this campaign will help empower students to say “no” to underage drinking as well as remind them all how brave, successful, and strong they all can be! We have saturated the ECSS schools with posters with these messages. We also put up billboards around Blakely using the same theme and messages.
We also developed a second component to the “The Power is in You” campaign called “The Power Award.” The Power Award is a peer nominated award given monthly to one student, faculty, or staff member at each of the ECSS schools. Examples of nominations could be a student sitting with a lonely child at lunch or a teacher who is extra encouraging to her students. As long as the person nominated is doing something that reflects a helping hand or a positive attitude- they have the opportunity to win. We are hoping this award not only helps boost positive attitudes and good deeds in our schools, but helps us all notice the little things our peers do that deserve recognition.
Using the following strategies we are working to affect change:
Shoulder Tap Operation
The Power is in You Campaign
Red Ribbon Week
Alcohol Awareness Month
If You Would Like More Information About How to Say No to Alcohol If You Are Underage or How to Prevent Underage Drinking if You Are an Adult, Please Contact Us:
A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
How to talk to your kids about the Dangers
Funding provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities