Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth

In The News

News of Orange Talk It Up!  Column


2019 Articles

August - The Community Survey Results Are In!

July - Talking About Alcohol with College Bound Youth

June - Marijuana Myths and Facts

May - The Power of Parents to Make Summer Safe

April "Ask the Lawyer" - Know Your Risk From Hosting Teen Parties

April - NC Alcohol Sales and the Health of Our Communities

February - Collecting Data to Affect the Future

January - Responsible Changes in Hillsborough's Retail Community


2018 Articles 

December - Local Students Work to Deter Underage Alcohol Sales (originally published in Mebane Enterprise)

November - Youth and Alcohol NOT a Good Mix

October - Red Ribbon Week in Orange County and Action Steps YOU Can Take

September - How Should Alcoholic Beverages Be Sold?

August - Back to School: Coping with Stress

July - Alcohol and the Media

June - Parental Media Restrictions Make a Difference 

May - Opioids and the Law

April - Alcohol Safety Tips for Prom and Graduation

March - The New Marijuana

February - Link Between Alcohol and Cancer Officially Recognized

January - Drug and Alcohol Myths and Facts


2017 Articles

December - Hidden in Plain Sight

October - Alcohol at Communtiy Events

September - E-cigarette Use among Youth

July - What are FASDs?

June - Risky Business: Underage Drinking and Risk Taking Behavior

May - Plan for a Safe Summer

April - What Does "Responsible Drinking" Really Mean?

March - The Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

February - Changing Landscape of Marijuana Legislation

January - Decrease in Perception of Harm Increases Use  



Older Media

February 2016

Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 1

September 2015

Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 2

June 2015

Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1

October 2013

Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd - 31st

August 2013

New Prescription Drug Drop Box at Hillsborough Police Department

Town of Hillsborough Press Release

Freedom House Recovery Center

The success of the Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth relies on grants and private donations.

We are thankful to Freedom House Recovery Center for providing administrative support for our fundraising efforts. When donating online, please be sure that Orange Partnership is selected from the Program section.

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You may also donate by check.

Note: Your check should be made out to Freedom House Recovery Center.
Please write Orange Partnership on the memo line.

Mail to:
Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth
c/o Freedom House Recovery Center
104 New Stateside Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Thanks for your support!


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Join the Safe Homes Network

The Safe Homes Network is a community of parents and other adults who have pledged NOT to provide alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to youth. They are promising to make reasonable efforts to ensure that youth are not obtaining or using these substances in their home or on their property.


The partnership gives network members a directory of others who have signed the pledge. We will also keep members
up-to date on the issue of youth substance abuse through a bi-annual e-newsletter where you can learn how to encourage others to join our efforts. Click the button below to join the Safe Homes Network. For more information, contact Gayane Chambless at  You can also check out the conversation on our Facebook page.

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