Drug Prevention & Education, Best Practices

This page came about after we had attended a CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) conference July 2013. Information that we learned and need to share what we learned. This reference page will be growing for awhile as we will be staying involved with our local coalition and National one. Knowledge is prevention! AND drug use in our community affects all of us.

Parents 360 Rx Action Toolkit
The Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit is a new community education resource that can be used by professionals from law enforcement, prevention and treatment, as well as by any concerned adults who want to share information about medicine abuse with their friends, family, neighbors and organizations to which they belong.

NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
Director’s message READ THIS – “that heavy cannabis use begun in the teen years and continued into adulthood brings about declines in IQ scores.   They have shown that exposure to cannabinoids during adolescent (til age 25) development can cause long-lasting changes in the brain’s reward system as well as the hippocampus, a brain area critical for learning and memory.”
ACTUAL STUDY – Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife
Marijuana: FACTS that Parents Need to Know

Drug Facts


Santa Cruz Coalition Prevention Partners