Friday, January 14, 2011

Survey Tracks Local Students Use Of Drugs And Alcohol

The Hartford Courant (Enfield, CT) January 13, 2011

"After five years of engaging in positive prevention efforts in Windsor Locks, the Windsor Locks Substance Abuse Prevention and Action Council (SAPAC) and the Town of Windsor Locks have partnered with New Directions Inc., a not for profit substance abuse treatment and prevention agency of Enfield, under a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to assess the extent of substance abuse in the community and develop strategies to reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs by Windsor Locks youth.
This partnership involves collaboration and support from the Windsor Locks Police Department, Windsor Locks Public Schools, and Windsor Locks Youth Services.
As part of this initiative, the East of the River Action for Substance Abuse Elimination of East Hartford was hired with grant funds to administer a student substance use and related behavior survey to Windsor Locks middle and high school students in June 2010, analyze the survey data, and create a report based on these results. The official results of the survey were released on January 13 at the Windsor Locks Board of Education meeting. Highlights from the survey include." Read More

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