ADAM

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.

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.

Meetings and Information…

Meetings are held at Masuk High School on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am (except during July and August). We invite you to learn more and become part of our team!

CONTACT US at adamofmonroe14@gmail.com for more information.

Emergency Contacts…

Monroe Police Department: 203-452-2831
          Detective Nicole Buckley, Youth Officer and Family Assistance Coordinator x1304

Masuk High School: 203-452-5823
           Pupil Services: x7751
          Matthew Curry, Student Assistance Counselor x7748
          Officer Michael Panza, School Resource Officer x7047

Town of Monroe:  Department of Community and Social Services   203-452-2800
           Deirdre Ekholdt, Clinical Coordinator,  x1178

Emergency: 911
Crisis Suicide Hotline: 211 or 800-203-1234
National Suicide Prevention: 800-273-TALK
Kids in Crisis Hotline: 203-327-KIDS (5437)
Domestic Violence Hotline: 888-774-2900
Sexual Assault Hotline: 888-999-5545
Eating Disorder Helpline: 800-931-2237
Alcoholics Anonymous: 866-783-7712

Resources…

www.samhsa.gov.
www.settherulesct.org.
www.drugfree.org.
www.samhsa.gov/underagedrinking
www.RYASAP.org/teenyellowpages
www.healthallianceonalcohol.com
www.cadca.org.
www.preventrxabuse.org
www.stopmedicineabuse.org
www.couragetospeak.org
www.turningpointct.org

Events…

Do you know what Dabbing is?  Go to our drop down menu and click on Dabbing or www.adamofmonroect.wordpress.com/dabbing/”.  This month ADAM is focusing on the emergence of “dabbers” — people who smoke a highly concentrated form of marijuana culled during a sometimes explosive production process.

Graduation Reminder:  Each year, automobile accidents take the lives of nearly 3,000 teens in the 16-to-19 age group, and a quarter of a million more are sent to hospital emergency rooms with serious injuries. But as bad as these statistics are, things get worse when graduation arrives (this event coincides closely with prom night, another occasion known for its booze-soaked revelry). The percentage of automobile fatalities that involve alcohol jumps from 33 percent to 40 percent on graduation night, which is a testament to how drinking and driving spikes when kids are in the mood to party.  Please go to http://www.collegebingedrinking.net/grad-night-the-true-dangers-of-drinking-and-driving.html for information. Retrieved from http://www.collegebingedrinking.net on June 11, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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