Category Archives: Substance Abuse

Earlville Partners with DDAC and Helping Services to Reduce Underage Drinking

By Jodi Tegeler | Delaware County Drug Abuse Coalition (DDAC) along with Helping Services have been working for months with local city councils to identify the best ways our communities can regulate alcohol use in public places. Why? To keep … Continue reading

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Navigating the Teen Years

Research shows us that people are more likely to turn to alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs during times of change.  This is typically the transition from middle school to high school or high school to college.  During this adolescent period, … Continue reading

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KICK the Habit on Kick Butts Day March 19

By Tessa Willie | The Crestwood HEROES (Helping Explain the Risk of Every Substance), along with other area youth Substance Abuse Prevention groups, encourage you to kick your smoking habit. March 19 is nationally recognized as Kick Butts Day. Riley … Continue reading

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Free Online Training for Retailers of OTC and Prescription Drugs

One of the most serious threats to our youth may be lurking on your shelves. You have the power to reduce drug abuse. Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug abuse is on the rise.  Youth perceive OTC and prescription drugs as … Continue reading

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Drug and Alcohol Trends in Winneshiek County

Drug trends have changed dramatically over the past ten years. That’s why we’re working hard to inform and equip your family with ways to address and reduce local synthetic drug use, increased marijuana use, and high rates of binge drinking, … Continue reading

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Through With Chew Week 2014 Is February 16-22

By Tessa Willie | In 2012, 80% of male high school students in Iowa chose not to use smokeless tobacco. In 2005 this number was 72%, meaning more and more students are choosing not to chew. To encourage all students … Continue reading

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I Am Part of the ERASE Team | Part 1

Guest Post by Courtney Adam | ERASE is a coalition of neighbors promoting community health and individual wellness in Winneshiek County.  By hosting programs and promotional events, members work to reduce the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription … Continue reading

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Winneshiek County, Are You Well?

“Wellness” has been a buzzword for a while now.  What does being well look like in your family?  Are you still trying to figure it out, teach it to your children, or make it a value your teens will have … Continue reading

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Youth Set the Example for Giving Back

“I volunteer with MVTEL because I want people to be aware of different ways to have fun without using cigarettes, tobacco, and alcohol. I want to make a difference and show teens the effects of drugs and how it can … Continue reading

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Sue Greene on KWWL Shares the “Changes You” Campaign

Recently our own Sue Greene was on KWWL sharing the latest campaign efforts to curb binge drinking. It’s called, Changes You, and was released by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Don’t be drunk in front of your kids, says … Continue reading

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