A Conversation Worth Having

“The Campus & Community Coalition has joined together with its partners, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Orange County Health Department to highlight a conversation worth having. Our team has pulled together the leading research on alcohol’s impacts on the underage brain to bring resources to families in our community so that they can start a conversation about adolescent substance use. We cover why families should be talking with their children about alcohol, how they can start the conversation, and how mental health and social media influence underage alcohol use. Our hope is that the community will build on the strength of its connections to start conversations within and among families.”

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The Inroads program has been specifically designed for young adults with concerns about their anxiety and drinking. This program was developed by researchers at UNSW and Macquarie University, and informed by the latest research on anxiety and alcohol use problems. The program will assist you with developing new skills to manage and overcome these feelings and encourage you to think about your use of alcohol.

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Are you a young person who drinks to handle stress? Inroads introduction video 2 from Mental Health and Substance Use on Vimeo.

Wise parent

“Thank you, mother!” and “Thank you, father!” are clips from the Wise Parent campaign, run by National Insitute for Health Development and Ministry of the Interior. (Estonia, 2016).

These clips show the gratitude that a child has for his/her parents who have always been supportive and who also directs a child to achieve goals even when it´s hard (not to fall our from music school or spend endless hours behind a computer screen). Also, a child thanks that they explained them the consequences of alcohol so that now, they can do what they have always dreamt of.


A number of leading Australians have lent their support to a campaign to remove alcohol sponsorship from professional sport.
The call comes a week out from the AFL and NRL Grand Final, and as evidence mounts about the harm to children as a result of exposure to alcohol advertising.
#BoozeFreeSport is a campaign endorsed and supported by the Public Health Association of Australia, McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, St Vincent’s Health Australia, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.
Former President of the St Kilda Football Club, Rod Butterss says that for too long booze, drugs and gambling have been a part of AFL culture.
Find more from http://www.boozefreesport.org.au

Rod Butterss calls for league to cut its ties with alcohol from FAREAustralia on Vimeo.

Climate Schools

Climate Schools is the most innovative and engaging way to empower students to gain knowledge about their health and wellbeing. Climate Schools provides curriculum-consistent health education courses proven to reduce harm and improve student well-being. By implementing these user-friendly evidence-based programs you will assist your students in making positive and informed choices for life.

Climate Schools was developed by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), School of Psychiatry, and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. The courses were developed in close collaboration with teachers, students and education specialists to ensure they fit within the school health curriculum and appeal to students of all learning styles.

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Prevention Research at the CRE in Mental Health and Substance Use from Mental Health and Substance Use on Vimeo.

Liberty Alliance for Youth

LAFY is a member of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America). We are one of the many coalitions across the country working to prevent youth substance use in our communities. LAFY is made up of people from all sectors of the Liberty community: educators, parents, youth, law enforcement officers, business representatives, government officials, pastors and other community members… all volunteering time to help build a strong future for Liberty.

“Our mission is to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, violence and other negative behaviors and improve the lives of the entire Liberty Community.”

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