New article about synthetic drugs:
Check out this YouTube video produced by a pharmacist organization in New York.
The topic of the abuse of prescription drugs was also addressed in an assembly for juniors and seniors at the high school on January 29, 2016
The majority of Exeter-West Greenwich school children are not using drugs but as in most school districts there typically will be a small percentage of students that do. We are committed to decrease this number through substance abuse education and prevention.
In order to decrease substance abuse among children and teens, government leaders, the media, school departments, and community members must partner with parents to send children a unified message that drugs are harmful.
A message from Melissa Gilbert to parents.
Click the image below to view a video regarding substance abuse
Parents are the most important role model in their children's lives and children form their own values based on parents views and actions. Your teen needs you to be involved, ask questions and set limits. Your young child needs you to talk openly and freely about drugs and the consequences of drug use.
Growing up Drug-Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention is a free guide on how to talk to your child ages preschool to high school as they form attitudes and opinions about drug use.
Download this pamphlet for a free guide on how to talk to you teen about marijuana and visit the .pdf file at the bottom of the page for more information.
Some additional resources for parents and teens are listed below:
Parents, you can direct your teens to any of the following:
Naloxone (Narcan) is a life saving medication that reverses the effects of opiods. Naloxone can safely be used if overdose is suspected from drugs such as heroin and certain RX pain medications. Naloxone requires a prescription from a physician, however it can be dispensed without a prescription if a pharmacy has an established collaborative physician protocol. If you have any additional questions regarding substance abuse prevention, services or access to counseling please feel free to contact the
Student Assistance Counselor,
Trish Pearson, LICSW, CSAC.
(401) 397-6898 x223