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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. Did you know that  drinking can cause teens to have trouble in school or with the law. Teens who drink are more likely to use other drugs than teens who don’t. (https://teens.drugabuse.gov/) 83% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders say their parents have clear rules about alcohol […]

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Marijuana is the most commonly used mind-altering drug- which is especially dangerous to the teen developing brain- 1in 6 teens smoking marijuana will become addicted. (https://www.samhsa.gov/) 97% of Burr Ridge Middle School students have NOT used marijuana in the past 30 days. (Illinois Youth Survey 2016)

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Have you checked to see where your teen is, who he is with, and what he is doing? Teens who are not regularly monitored by their parents are 4X more likely to use drugs. Sometimes surprise your teen by checking up to make sure they are where they say they are… (https://www.drugabuse.gov/) 83% of […]

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January 23-29 was NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK!  Take the quiz: National Drug & Alcohol Facts IQ Challenge to see what you know! 82%-90% of 8th graders at Burr Ridge Middle School think it’s wrong or very wrong to use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or prescription drugs (Illinois Youth Survey 2016)

(www.teens.drugabuse.gov/quiz/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week/take-iq-challenge/2017)

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January 23-29 was NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK!  What do you know? Check out this valuable site for current information. 95%-99% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders say their parents would think it’s wrong or very wrong for them to use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or prescription drugs (Illinois Youth Survey 2106).

(www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/public-education-projects/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week)

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If you walked into the room during a meeting, you might be overwhelmed by the boisterous nature. Dozens of teens, laughing, chanting, making warm fuzzies; it’s all part of Operation Snowball, a prevention program started in 1977. District 99 in Downers Grove is a part of the rich history of Snowball, dedicating a vast amount […]

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Parties to Prom – Should Parents Care about Underage Drinking?

The Community Coalition for Prevention will host a Town Hall meeting on underage drinking at Downers Grove South High School to recognize National Alcohol Awareness month. A Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), brings together community leaders and […]

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Power to the Parents!

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Summer is fading, the leaves are turning and Fall begins! With the start of school comes the excitement of old & new friendships, sport & club activities, homecoming & holidays, homework & achievement, social gatherings & college visits…new hopes and dreams!

The Human Services staff at the Township of Downers Grove has busily prepared for […]

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Cathy Rager and Jason Shiliga of the Human Services Division will be conducting several classes at Anne M Jeans Elementary School in the Burr Ridge School District this July.  The classes will be part of their summer reading development program through the library at Anne M Jeans.  The topics Cathy and Jason will be conducting […]

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