It’s Back To School Season! Along with the fall weather and a break in the heat, we are ready to kick off the school year with a comprehensive approach to addressing the substance use and mental health issues of our youth. LICADD’s Student Assistance Program is committed to utilizing school-based prevention education as a tool to address the issues surrounding under-age drinking and developing coping skills. The return to a new school year can bring up stress and relationship conflicts especially for young people adjusting to a new school or another school year. This could be a time that adolescents may feel pressures in social situations to partake in unhealthy activities involving substance use.
For young people navigating the stressors and anticipation that come with being back to school, it is important to start a conversation about healthy decision-making. LICADD is working with schools, parents, and students to discuss safety and prevention strategies. We provide evidence-based, school-based programs that discuss current drug and alcohol trends, anxiety, social media, bullying, etc. Our programs offer age-appropriate information about substance use and healthy coping skills. Using an interactive presentation, we engage students and parents in discussions surrounding these transition periods. We also use elements of evidence-based programs including Botvin LifeSkills, Too Good for Drugs, and Teen Intervene.
Book Your Presentation Today! Please contact LICADD’s Student Assistance Program Coordinator, Lauren Navarra, for more information.