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Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse (ATODA) Programs

Our Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse (ATODA) programs adopt a comprehensive approach, integrating various components to address substance abuse issues.

Prevention Education: Prevention education is integrated into various programs and the Health Curriculum, covering topics such as chemicals, peer pressure, refusal skills, and bonding activities.

Intervention: Intervention services are provided through the Student Assistance Program (SAP) for students struggling with chemical use, whether personal or familial. Positive peer pressure is fostered through extracurricular clubs like Peer Helpers.

Parental Involvement: Parents play a crucial role in preventing teen drug abuse. They receive education on identifying signs of drug use and accessing treatment for their adolescents.

Community Engagement: ATODA programs engage with community resources and networking support services to address substance abuse effectively. They also collaborate with other student services personnel to ensure comprehensive support for students.

Each school has an ATODA Building Coordinator responsible for program coordination. District-wide coordination falls under the Student Services Coordinator. Prevention instruction is provided to all students, and intervention services are available through the SAP. Parental involvement and student participation in extracurricular clubs are encouraged but voluntary. Parents are kept informed about ATODA programs through school newsletters and curriculum home activities.