It takes a community to help you help your kids make safe and healthy decisions. This blog tackles the real, everyday issues our children face concerning drugs and alcohol, authored by law enforcement and other professionals in various roles serving communities just like yours.
April is Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Awareness Month, and Wednesday, April 24 is the official DEC Awareness Day. The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Chidlren established April as DEC Awareness Month several years ago as a time to bring practitioners and community members together to show their support for children.Continue Reading >
New, nationally projectable survey results released this week by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a 33 percent increase over the past five years.Continue Reading >
What is PACT360, and how can this program work for you and your community? Check out our new downloadable PACT360 community education brochure, which provides a general overview of the program and its presentation elements.Continue Reading >
Many communities around the country are experiencing problems with several new synthetic drugs. While these products are typically marketed like incense, potpourri or bath salts (the kind that you actually use in a bathtub), they are not intended for this type of use.Continue Reading >
You can't spell "community" without "unity." No school, police department, prevention group or parent can hope to build a drug-free future on their own. Our destinies are intertwined, and so too must be our efforts. Our communities brand us in so many ways. They shape our norms, values, beliefs and trajectories. But at the same time, our communities are nothing more than reflections of ourselves.Continue Reading >
We’re excited to share with you the new and improved PACT360 Community Education website. If you’ve visited here before, you’ve probably noticed we’ve made some changes. Not only do we have a new look, but we’ve added features about the people in your community who can help you help your kids. You’ll also find useful tips about how you can get involved and reduce substance abuse in your community, and learn how you can bring the PACT360 program to your area.
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Specially trained animals have long been an indispensable element of many military and law enforcement operations. Perhaps none are more common, more versatile or more misunderstood than the Police K9. A trained dog and handler can track a missing child, subdue a fleeing felon, reveal smuggled produce, detect concealed narcotics or...Continue Reading >