News & Updates
October 20, 2021
Can you get all of these correct? (Answers below)

1. The rate of completed suicide among men with alcohol/drug abuse problems is ____ times higher than among those without a problem.

a. 1-2
b. 2-3
c. 3-4
d. 4-5

2. Women who abuse substances are at ___ times higher risk of suicide compared to women who do not have a problem.

a. 1-3
b. 3-6
c. 6-9
d. 9-12

3. 1 in __ children (8.7 million) live in households with at least one parent who has a substance use disorder

a. 4
b. 5
c. 6
d. 7
e. 8


  1. b.
  2. c.
  3. e.
October Meeting Minutes
Here are the minutes from our September 14, 2021 meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lauren.

12 Tips For Parents To Help Prevent Youth Substance Use

Click on the image to the left to learn more about the 12 steps parents and caregivers can to do help prevent substance use in youth.

Alliance of Coalitions for Change (AC4C) Prevention Conference

AC4C is hosting it's annual prevention conference on Wednesday, November 3 from 9-4 at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. This is a FREE event! Click on the flyer to the left to learn more/

If you are interested in attending, click here for registration.
Mindful Teen Program

This is a 6-lesson workshop series, each an hour long (3 weeks total) meeting at the DeWitt Community Library starting on October 25, 2021.

The lessons follow along with a book; The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time (each teen will receive their own book). The program empowers youth and equips them with practical strategies and mindful practices to manage stress, difficult emotions, and improve and support their overall well-being, relationships, and performance in school, sports, the arts, and other daily activities.
Teens will also each be provided with a journal that accompanies the book and lessons.
Objectives of the Mindful Teen program:
-Understand/define the concept of mindfulness and its connection to their well-being.
-Know and explain the benefits of mindfulness.
-Discover, reflect upon, and demonstrate a variety of mindfulness practices.
-Utilize mindfulness techniques to improve well-being, relationships, and academic/extracurricular performance.
-Establish long-term self-care and mindfulness goals.
-Know local and national resources to seek help if experiencing mental illness like depression, anxiety, and/or thoughts of suicide.
If you know of any middle-school age kids that would benefit from this program, please share this information with them.

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Event

At this event, residents can drive through and drop off their outdated or unneeded medication. This event will be held regardless of the weather. You will remain in your car to drop off medication and can expect it to only take 5

The purpose of the event is to provide a convenient opportunity for Clinton County residents to safely dispose of their
unused or expired medications and to bring awareness about the issue of medication abuse and misuse. Youth report having access to medication in their own home. We want to encourage residents to lock up their medication, and if it is no longer needed dispose of it. You can dispose of medication at the Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Event or at one of the drop boxes. It is very important that you do not flush medication down the drain. Improper disposal pollutes our waterways and groundwater. Take advantage of this opportunity to protect our youth and protect our
Red Ribbon Week-Virtual Event

Here is a great FREE learning event that is virtual. It will be on Tuesday, October 26 from 1-3 p.m.

Click on the picture to the right for more information

CADCA's 32nd Annual National Leadership Forum

What is the purpose behind Forum?

To help increase collaboration and positive impacts by our coalitions nationwide, CADCA is holding its 32nd National Leadership Forum, including SAMHSA’s 18th Annual Prevention Day. CADCA’s Forum is the premier and largest training event for community-based substance use and misuse prevention leaders – and now, more than ever, you’ll find training, resources and connections at your fingertips to create healthy, safe and drug-free communities at home.

Forum Offers:

Training from top experts in the field
Information, tools and strategies to take your prevention work to the next level
The latest science, news and trends on substance misuse issues
Connections to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day
The opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention
Specialized youth leadership training
The historic sights and modern attractions of our nation’s capital.

If you are interested in attending this great training opportunity, please get in contact with Lauren.

Fill Out Coalition Membership Agreement

All members who have filled out a coalition membership form are considered members and have voting rights. If you have not filled out a membership form, please do so.