"Shatter the Myths" Campaign - January 2018

To “shatter the myths” surrounding drugs and alcohol, the McKinley Park Underage Drinking and Other Substances Prevention Coalition (McK-UDOS) participated in National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week. This educational initiative, established by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2010, counteracts myths surrounding alcohol and drugs that teens receive from the media, popular culture or from friends. As part of the national effort, McK-UDOS has launched a community awareness and education campaign that is linguistically competent for Spanish- and Chinese-speaking households in McKinley Park.

Below are the campaign materials that were distributed during the campaign. If you would like copies or would like more information, please contact Vernalynne De La Rosa at vernalynnedelarosa@maha-us.org

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    For High School & College Age

    Empowers young people to recognize and face the influence around us, including the pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol.

    Provides information on mental illness, including substance abuse. Connects students with ways they can take action and combat the stigma.

    Provides information about the consequences of drug use.

    For Parents

    Encourages parents to sign a pledge that they will be a parent, not a peer. They focus on creating a network of parents that have agreed not to serve alcohol to their children.

    Teaches students about good decision making skills by bringing law enforcement officers to classrooms and homes

    Focuses on ending drunk driving and preventing underage drinking.

    Provides information on how drugs affect the brains and body.

    Helps adults teach children information about the dangers of substance abuse in devastating communities.

    For Anyone

    Provides resources for people seeking to get help for alcohol addiction.

    Connects and equips community members who are interested in combating drug use in their own neighborhoods.

    Provides information on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being

    Provides information on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction.

    Provides help and support to parents who are struggling with their kids' drug and alcohol usage

    Focuses on building community capacity to prevent substance abuse by providing training and raising public awareness.

    Provides information on Illinois' Social Host Law, which imposes a penalty on parents who host alcoholic parties with minors.

    Info-graph about the detrimental effects of excessive and binge drinking on public safety

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