ADAM – Prevention Through Education

Alcohol and Drug Awareness of Monroe (ADAM) is Monroe’s Local Prevention Council (LPC). The Regional Action Council of which Monroe is a member is coordinated by the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP). In addition to Monroe, our region includes Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Stratford and Trumbull.

ADAM’s specific goals are mandated by Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). These goals include implementing programs and activities that increase public awareness of alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention that is primarily focused on our youth.

The purpose of ADAM is to heighten the awareness of Monroe’s residents about the dangers of alcohol and drug use and to encourage a community lifestyle free of substance abuse.

About Us…

ADAM is a volunteer organization comprised of partners from various sectors of the community. Members include parents in the community and representatives from: Monroe Schools Administration and Staff, Office of the First Selectman, Monroe Social Services, Monroe Police Department, Monroe Youth Commission, Monroe Clergy Association, Monroe Parents Council, Masuk High School Parent Teacher Club, and RYASAP.

What We Do…

The purpose of ADAM is to heighten the awareness of Monroe’s residents about the dangers of alcohol and drug use and to encourage a community lifestyle free of substance abuse. ADAM raises community awareness of substance abuse and available support services by working with schools and community agencies on substance abuse related issues.

The group offers informative materials and resources to parents and students about the effects of alcohol, drug and tobacco use. Numerous studies have demonstrated the success of prevention programs that educate and equip parents with information to help them communicate with their teens about alcohol, tobacco and drug issues.

Parent/Teen Communication Tips:

(learn more in our Parents Guide to Teens, which has tons of useful information for both teens and parents)

  • Start with connection…
  • Listen more, talk less…
  • Get curious…
  • Use active listening…
  • Take a break when things get heated…
  • Use “Door Openers” Rather Than “Door Closers”…
  • Control your reaction when your teen talks about hard things…
  • Accept and Validate feelings…

If you, a friend, or family members needs help, CLICK HERE for contacts and helpful resources.