Category Archives: Substance Abuse

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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ERASE and Luther APO Chapter Sponsor Community Race on May 10

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10 Ways to Prevent Drug Abuse Among Kids

Guest Post by Daphne Holmes | Drug abuse is an ongoing problem in many communities, creeping into the lives of people of all ages and from all walks of life. There is no cookie-cutter solution to end illicit drug use, … Continue reading

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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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