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Marijuana: No Matter how you feel about it, its still bad for youth

Let's #MentionPrevention: Marijuana Source: https://talksooner.org/drug-trends/marijuana/ What is Marijuana? Marijuana is the dried leaves and flowers of the plant Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica . Stronger forms of the drug include high potency strains – known as sinsemilla (sin-seh-me-yah), hashish (hash for short), and extracts including hash oil, shatter, wax, and budder. Of the more than 500 chemicals in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol,


Let’s #MentionPrevention: Underage Drinking

Let's #MentionPrevention: UNDERAGE DRINKING Help us curb underage drinking!   Let's #MentionPrevention is a campaign designed to assist retail and dining locations as they adjust to this unusual time, do their part in keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors. MPC is looking to partner with our local restaurants, breweries and liquor establishments to help


What is CT’s Social Host Law?

What is the Social Host Law? Know the Law... Providing and allowing minors under 21 to drink in Connecticut is against the law. Under the law, parents can be held liable for episodes of underage drinking that occur in their house. The Social Host Law states it is “AN ACT PROHIBITING CERTAIN PERSONS FROM ALLOWING MINORS TO


Keeping youth safe, at home.

PARENT CHECKLIST...KEEPING THEM SAFE AT HOME Help Keep Our Kids Safe! This is more important now than ever. Right now, it’s more important than ever to keep your kids safe from the dangers of substance use. How do you do that? Talk to your teens about vaping. Store medications safely in your home and


Start Talking. It Makes a Difference. Alcohol Safety Tips

Start Talking. It Makes a Difference. Help keep Milford safe! Talk about alcohol safety with your kids. All parents have a role in preventing alcohol use among youth. Early use of alcohol can lead to great substance use issues later in life. Here are steps you can take to promote alcohol safety. Talk early and


MPC Youth Committee Presents #DRAINED Milford TedEd Student Talks

Milford TedEd Club Student Talks The Milford Prevention Council Youth Committee has been working hard all year for this upcoming program. In lieu of a live TED style presentation, we are proud to showcase these four StudentTalk presentations focused around teens and technology use. #DRAINED takes us through the perils of phone addiction through


Easy & Safe Disposal Methods for Medications

HOW TO SAFELY DISPOSE HOUSEHOLD MEDICATIONS Help Keep Milford Safe! This is more important now than ever. Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Your medicine is for you. What’s safe for you might be harmful for someone else. Help limit access —get rid of any unused or


Quitting Vaping? Tips & Resources

VAPING TIPS & RESOURCES WHILE YOU'RE STAYING-AT-HOME ... KICK THE HABIT Chances are if you've found this page you are either yourself struggling to quit vaping/smoking or hoping to help a loved one kick the habit. We've combed the web and aggregated some resources that will help you succeed!  Now, with stay-at-home orders and social


Virtual Community Sober Supports

Due to social distancing guidelines, many community sober supports such as AA/NA have been canceled indefinitely. As we here about any online supports available, we will keep you updated. #togetherwecan #recoverysupport AA: High Watch Recovery Center in Kent CT is facilitating a link to virtual AA meetings. If you need help please do not hesitate to

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