Wednesday, August 5th @ 4pm Lafayette City Council Chambers
20 North 6th Street
We will recognize 2015-2016 grant recipients
The July Meeting minutes are available online. Please review the minutes prior to attending the meeting, as paper copies are no longer available.
Kathryn Weil Center Offers Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation
The Cooper Clayton Method is a comprehensive behavioral smoking cessation program. It is a highly successful program that is science based, using proven methods, which include education, skills training and social support. It consists of 13 one hour sessions and includes a take home handbook. The introductory session is free.
The next introductory session will be held July 22nd at 5:45 pm at the Kathryn Weil Center.
here or call 765-449-5133 for additional information.
Teen Alcohol Use Surges in Summer
Summer is the time when teens enjoy longer, more leisurely days, often spent alone or with peers in unsupervised settings. This also makes it a great time for parents to talk with their teens about the consequences of underage drinking.
recent report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates the number of teens who initiate use of alcohol during the summer months increases significantly as compared to the rest of the year.
Nearly 11,000 youth per day ages 12-17 begin using alcohol during the summer months
Teen alcohol initiation is not the only concern for adults. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that during the months of May - August, nearly twice as many teens die in crashes compared to the rest of the year. Although alcohol-impaired driving among teens has declined, their risk of dying in an alcohol related crash remains much greater than the overall population.