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Take A Stand Project 2013-2014

Take a Stand Project The Take a Stand Project  gives students a platform to share their reasons for not drinking or using drugs.  On a 12×12 dry erase board, students complete the following sentence:  “I am taking a stand against alcohol and drugs because…”  Breakout staff take pictures of each student,  and their statement, and upload them to the Breakout Facebook page.    To date, 793 students have participated.

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Celebrating 20 years of Service to the Community

The Breakout Program is preparing to enter it’s 20th year of drug prevention education in the schools. Since 1991, the Breakout Program has served approximately 55,000 youth in middle school and high school. Thank you Jackson for your continued faith and support!

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Talking to your kids about alcohol and other drugs

If you Google the word “parenting” there are hundreds of sights that appear about helpful advice on nutrition, potty training, sibling conflicts, fun family activities, nurturing a child’s creativity, manners and family friendly pets. Most parenting sights offer you step-by-step guides and “how to” advice that’s easy to follow and even easier to track the results. For example, if you’re looking for advice on potty training, several websites offer clear “how to” advice that is consistent among the various sites. However, if you’re looking for advice on how to talk to your kids about alcohol and other drugs, the advice varies among the sites and it’s not always clear. One thing that is clear is that talking with your kids about drugs and alcohol can be difficult. It is a highly sensitive topic, but the possible consequences of drinking and taking drugs are far too dire for you to ignore.
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New Tobacco Product targets Youth

Just when it feels like we are gaining ground in the fight against tobacco addiction, tobacco companies find new ways to market and sell their scientifically-proven deadly products. This time, they may have gone too far. R. J. Reynolds is test marketing a new product called Orbs: flavored, dissolvable nicotine pellets, strips or sticks that so closely resemble candy that critics are calling foul.
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