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Under the Influence and Driving Prevention for Spring #urMyReason

Spring is undoubtedly a fun time to be a teen – with prom, graduation and other celebrations. However, we need to be aware that this time of year is also the deadliest time,  with 1/3 of alcohol related traffic fatalities occurring during this period. With rates of drinking and driving, as well as using marijuana and driving, on the rise, we all need to work together to prevent any more tragedies.

Our Substance Abuse Block Grant Team works to raise awareness in the communities, agencies and schools about the consequences of driving under the influence, and provides resources to youth and their families. Please see below for helpful numbers and links:

Important Numbers

Child Priority (Crisis) Response line – 1-800-969-437 or 911
Substance abuse & Mental health hotline – 1-800-662-HELP
Poison Control Center – 1-800-222-1222
Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-292-9582
National Crisis Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK
Delaware 2-1-1 (dial 211)

Important Websites

Department of services for Children, Youth & their Families
SAMSHA Prevention Information            
SAMSHA Parent Resources
Talk. They Hear You.
Too Smart to Start
Prom Safety Tips  
Prom Safety Checklist
Above the Influence  
NIDA for Teens  
Just Think Twice  
Why teens try drugs  
Reduce teen access to alcohol
Delaware Prevention Coalition