Coalition Tools

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2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This national report summarizes the key substance use and mental health findings among people aged 12 years old and older in the United States who completed the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

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2016 Monitoring the Future Key Findings on Adolescent Drug Use

Monitoring The Future (MTF) is a long-term study of American adolescents, college students, and adult high school graduates through age 55 since 1975. The 2016 MTF survey involved about 45,500 students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades enrolled in 372 secondary schools nationwide. The results in this report look at lifetime, annual, 30 day, and daily prevalence for grade levels and drug classes.

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2015-2016 National Pride Survey Results for Grades 6 Thru 12

Since 1982, the Pride Survey has been used by schools, school systems, communities, and states, to gather data on student drug and alcohol use. The Pride Questionnaire for Grades 6-12 has been utilized by thousands of school systems across the United States, as well as in six other countries. This document is the full report for years 2015-2016.

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Suffolk County Social Host Law 2017

This revised Fall 2017 flier from Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini describes the Social Host Law and the resulting penalties. At the bottom you’ll find the Cancel the Keg hotline number, where you can report upcoming parties that may be serving to underage youth.

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Nassau County Youth Development Survey (YDS) 2014-2015 Quicklook

This document outlines some of the key findings from Nassau County’s 2014-2015 Youth Development Survey including highest risk factor, lowest protective factor, age of first use of various drugs and alcohol, sources of alcohol, and binge drinking rates. This was developed by the Long Island Prevention Resource Center.

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Suffolk County Youth Development Survey (YDS) 2014-2015 Quicklook

This document outlines some of the key findings from Suffolk County’s 2014-2015 Youth Development Survey including highest risk factor, lowest protective factor, age of first use of various drugs and alcohol, sources of alcohol, and binge drinking rates. This was developed by the Long Island Prevention Resource Center.

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Nassau County Youth Development Survey Report 2014-2105

This report summarizes findings from the Nassau County  Youth Development Survey conducted during the 2014-2015 school year. The survey instrument was designed to assess risk and protective factors that predict substance use and other problem behaviors such as delinquency. The survey also measures substance use, youth gambling and other problem behaviors. In addition, grade groups and gender comparisons often are provided as well.

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Suffolk County Youth Development Survey Report 2014-2015

This report summarizes findings from the Suffolk County  Youth Development Survey conducted during the 2014-2015 school year. The survey instrument was designed to assess risk and protective factors that predict substance use and other problem behaviors such as delinquency. The survey also measures substance use, youth gambling and other problem behaviors. In addition, grade groups and gender comparisons often are provided as well.

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Why Coalitions Infographic

Why coalitions? Because they work! Coalitions are a diverse group of community partners who join to achieve a common purpose and solve a common problem, yet retain their individual identity.

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SAMSHA’S Month by Month Prevention and Promotion Planning Guide

A Comprehensive guide to help plan monthly substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion awareness events. Brought to you by the 2011-13 Cohort of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Fellowship Program.

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Suffolk County 2016 Social Host Law and Cancel the Keg Flier

The primary purpose of the Social Host Law is to deter underage drinking parties or gatherings where adults knowingly allow minors to drink alcohol or alcoholic beverages, whether or not they provide the alcohol. If you see something say something! Help us keep our young community members safe. If you find out about a party where underage drinking will be occurring, call our CANCEL THE KEG HOTLINE at 631-852-KEGS.

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Let’s Talk Prevention Guide 2016

The first edition of this guide was published in September 2016 by the Suffolk County Partners in Prevention; A Task Group of the Suffolk County Division of Mental Hygiene Advisory Board’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee. Please use this guide to learn about the field of substance abuse prevention, and to discover ways you cab incorporate effective prevention strategies into the work you do! Includes materials for schools, communities, parents/guardians, coalitions, and more!

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May 2012 Newsletter-Chatting up summer safety with Teens

May 2012 Newsletter-Chatting up summer safety with Teens

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Suffolk County’s HOEAP Report

Findings and Recommendations of the Suffolk Heroin and Opiate Advisory Panel

The Panel, comprised of the treatment professionals, prevention experts, school officials and health care professionals listed below, was charged with making recommendations about ways in which Suffolk County can “improve its response to heroin and opiates,” in terms of prevention, treatment and recovery support.

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EUDL Parent Handout

Underage Drinking..Not a Minor Problem

Talking to your child about underage drinking can be difficult.

Here are some tips to help get the conversation started…

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Medicine Cabinet Safety Brochure

Most people take prescription medication responsibly under a doctor’s care. However, there has been a steady increase in the non-medical use of these medications, especially by teenagers. Part of the problem is the availability of medications (over-the-counter and prescription) in the family medicine cabinet which can provide easy access to children, adults, elderly and visitors. People often mistakenly believe that these medications are safe because they are approved by the FDA and prescribed by a physician. Nonmedical use of certain prescription drugs can lead to addiction.

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Problem Gambling

For most people, gambling is a fun, recreational activity. But for some adults, gambling behaviors will become a problem that negatively affects many areas of their life.

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Prescription Drug Use Brochure

Prescription drug misuse is the use of prescription medication in a manner that is not prescribed by a health care practitioner. This includes using someone else’s prescription or using your own prescription in a way not directed by your doctor.

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Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works

The report includes state-by-state youth drug overdose death rates and rankings, and a report card for how well states scored on 10 key indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs that can improve the wellbeing of children and youth and have been connected with preventing and reducing substance – alcohol, tobacco or other drugs – misuse.  The report is supported by a grant from the Conrad Hilton Foundation.

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Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to stop the epidemic (2013)

Prescription drug abuse has quickly become a major health epidemic in the United States. This guide looks at key findings regarding the magnitude of prescription drug abuse in the US, the public health model as it relates to this issue, different methods that can be utilized at the state and national level to address prescription drug abuse, and key areas of concern and recommendation.

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Prevention Tactics – Evidence-Based Approaches for Substance Abuse Prevention

A Paradigm Shift in Selecting Evidence-Based Approaches for Substance Abuse Prevention

This Prevention Tactic will:

• review the recent history behind the designation of “evidence-based” to describe prevention approaches;
• review the recent history behind the designation of “evidence-based” to describe prevention approaches;
• examine the evolution of the use of “evidence-based” in the National Registry of Effective Programs & Practices (NREPP);
• explore how the recent changes to NREPP have impacted the process that providers use to select interventions to meet the needs of the community they serve; and
• describe, compare, and contrast the three categories of evidence-based interventions required by the Strategic Prevention Frame

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Prevention Tactics – Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

Youth Prescription Drug Abuse: A Growing Concern

This Prevention Tactic focuses on the intentional abuse of prescription drugs among teens. First, the prescription medications commonly abused are identified. Secondly, the prevalence and accessibility of prescription drugs among teens is explored. Finally, effective strategies for preventing and addressing this issue in local communities are discussed.

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Prevention Tactics – Changing Community Norms

This Tactics article is about how community norms change, how ideas are initially championed by a small, innovative, and persistent group until slowly the idea takes hold.

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Prevention Tactics – How Communities Adopt Change

This article is about turning ideas into action. What are the nuts and bolts that constitute change mechanisms?

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Prevention Tactics – Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking: Community Action to Reduce Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is the consumption of alcohol to the extent that harmful consequences – health, academic, legal, and others – may be expected.

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National Pride Survey 2008-2009

Since 1982, the PRIDE Survey has been used by schools, school systems, communities, and states, to gather data on student drug and alcohol use. In recent years, questions on violence and threatening behaviors have been added.

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Conversation Starters

Learn to answer the tough questions.

As your child becomes more and more curious about alcohol, he or she may turn to you for answers and advice. Use this opportunity to start an open, honest conversation about drinking. Since some questions can be difficult to answer, it’s important to be prepared.

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2010-2011 Nassau County YDS

This report summarizes findings from the New York State Youth Development Survey conducted during the 2010-11 school year. The survey instrument was designed to assess risk and protective factors that predict substance use and other problem behaviors such as delinquency. The survey also measures substance use, youth gambling and other problem behaviors. In addition, grade groups and gender comparisons often are provided as well.

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2010-2011 Suffolk County YDS

This report summarizes findings from the New York State Youth Development Survey conducted during the 2010-11 school year. The survey instrument was designed to assess risk and protective factors that predict substance use and other problem behaviors such as delinquency. The survey also measures substance use, youth gambling and other problem behaviors. In addition, grade groups and gender comparisons often are provided as well.

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2010 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study – Teens and Parents

Following a decade of steady declines, The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored by MetLife Foundation indicates that teen drug and alcohol use is headed in the wrong direction, with marked increases in teen use of marijuana and Ecstasy over the past three years.

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Alcohol Education for Parents

  • Helps parents understand Social Host Liability.
  • Dispels common misperceptions about underage drinking.
  • Assists with strategies and techniques for monitoring and setting rules.
  • Gives guidance on what to do if your teen is experimenting.
  • Gives expert advice for dealing with common situations.
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The Politics of Alcohol Policy Change

It is already evident, based both on research and experience, that alcohol policies have enormous potential to reduce and prevent underage drinking. There is now a body of knowledge and experience to suggest that coalitions working for alcohol policy change can accomplish the goal of passing policy. Experience also suggests that coalitions can be most effective if they work strategically and become adept at managing the political process inherent in community and social change.

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Ineffective Prevention Strategies

Ineffective Prevention Strategies

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Suffolk County Social Host Law

Suffolk County Social Host Law 

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PYM Audience Tip Sheet

Parents: You Matter

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2008 Indices of Youth Needs in Suffolk County

The Indices of Youth Needs in Suffolk County is prepared by the Suffolk County Youth Bureau to assist persons who plan, develop and provide youth services and who seek funding for youth services. The report presents officials statistics provided by county and state agencies. The most recent data available have been included, primarily 2003-2007 statistics.

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Suffolk County Police Department Operation Medicine Cabinet

Suffolk County Police Department Operation Medicine Cabinet Drop Off Locations