Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of DET

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

January 11, 2018 - On October 26th, 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Now, more than ever, it is important to know the facts concerning the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

More than half of high school seniors across the country report using alcohol, and around 15 percent report using illegal drugs sometime in the past year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Great American Smokeout November 16th

November 13, 2017 - Help promote the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Great American Smokeout on November 16th with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (ADAC). The Great American Smokeout is a campaign to encourage smokers to stop tobacco use, and it is also utilized to discourage teens from starting the use of tobacco. According to the Texas School Survey, about 4 out of 5 students 7th to 12th grade view tobacco use as dangerous. Join us in educating people on the effects tobacco has on our bodies and promote wellness.

Families and Communities Matter

September 12, 2017 - Have you ever felt no one understands what you are experiencing? Maybe you have felt isolated or alone even though multiple people surround you every day. Chances are you either live with or work with someone who is constantly battling these emotional struggles. It can feel like a lonely journey being diagnosed with a mental health and/or substance use disorder. You can help by letting your family members and others in the community know you are with them.

The Teenage Years, Importance of Open Dialogue

February 3, 2017 - Let’s take a stroll down “Memory Lane” to the years that many of us lived free and without bills to pay or worries. We dreaded waking up early for school but looked forward to innocent Friday night football games where we cheered our hearts out and bragged about our latest hallway crush. The internet as we know it today was just a twinkle in someone’s eye and cell phones weren’t permanent appendages.

Fentanyl: The Danger is Rising

April 25, 2016 - In the 1980s a potato chip company used the catchy slogan “Bet you can’t eat just one.” The idea was that after you enjoy your first chip, you’ll want to eat more and more to satisfy your hunger. As most of us have come to realize, even a handful of chips just aren’t enough to satisfy us when we are hungry. Even when we get to the bottom of the bag we turn the bag upside down because we want to get every last crumb. This is fairly similar to how drugs affect many people.

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