Category Archives: Substance Abuse

Five Keys to Quitting- American Cancer Society

In preparation for the Great American Smokeout, this article was reposted with permission from the American Cancer Society – ACS . From providing cancer information, programs and services, to ACS events, they have been working for 100 years to eliminate cancer. … Continue reading

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Why Join Your Local Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition?

By Carol Hopp, Community Prevention Specialist | Want to get involved in creating and maintaining a safe and healthy community? Your local coalition offers a great opportunity to support and participate in substance abuse prevention and education. As we all … Continue reading

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Alcohol Use in Dubuque County: We Need Your Input!

What do you know about alcohol laws in Iowa? What about consequences related to alcohol? Help DASAC better serve neighbors, protect youth, and equip local businesses. Share your thoughts and take the survey.

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Two-in-One Training Opportunity: Responsible Beverage Server and Over-the-Counter Drug Seller

By Carol Hopp. Community Prevention Specialist | Local businesses care about keeping our communities safe from underage and binge drinking and other substance abuse dangers. To be prepared to protect the public, alcohol license holders and servers and businesses that … Continue reading

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Ryan City Council to Post Signs to Reduce Underage Drinking

The Delaware County Drug Abuse Coalition (DDAC) and Helping Services for Northeast Iowa encourage communities in Delaware County to take a stand against underage drinking. Everyone can help prevent this concern by being positive role models to underage youth and … Continue reading

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Fayette County: Why the Signs? Find a Sign, and Enter to Win.

By Stacie M. Schroeder, SPF SIG Coordinator | The Concern: Youth Access | The Law | The Solution | The Contest: How to Enter to Win It’s the season of softball, family reunions, river tubing, and grill outs. Along with these summer festivities often comes the beer … Continue reading

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Find Your Creativity Winneshiek County

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people who experience stress in their childhood have a higher brain sensitivity to stress. This means that throughout their life, they seek relief from stress more than others who used healthy ways … Continue reading

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Attention Event Planners: Increase Profits, Decrease Problems, Prevent Underage Drinking

By Carol Hopp | The spring and summer months offer a great opportunity for community members and visitors to get out and enjoy the fairs and festivals local residents work so hard to make possible.  In order to continue hosting … Continue reading

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No County-Wide Social Host in Howard…For Now

By Carol Hopp  | On May 5, members of the Prevention 5 Coalition met with the Howard County Board of Supervisors in hopes of passing a county-wide Social Host Ordinance.   The Coalition partnered with the Howard County Attorney to prepare … Continue reading

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Celebrate Family: What’s for Dinner?

Family mealtime is an important bonding experience. It is around the kitchen table where kids will open up about their day and parents can forget about their busy work schedules. Mealtime not only brings your family closer together, it also … Continue reading

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