Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth

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Parents, Do Your Part: Get Involved

Talk early, and talk frequently. Talk with your children often about alcohol, prescription drugs not prescribed to them by a doctor and other harmful substances. Surveys indicate parents are still the MOST reliable source of information for their children.


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If you don't talk about it, you're still saying something

Clear expectations from parents play a bigger role that you might think in whether youth choose to drink. What you say to your child about alcohol use is up to you. If you talk to them about alcohol directly and honestly, however, they are more likely to respect your rules and advice about it. If you don’t say anything to your child about drinking, you might give him or her the impression that underage drinking is acceptable. Remember:

Developing a strong connection with your kids and talking early and often about your expectations related to alcohol and substance abuse is key to reducing their use. However, knowing how to start those conversations, as well as knowing when you need professional help, can be difficult.  Check out the Parent Toolkit for helpful information and tips.


beer-graph.jpgAround 10% of 12-year-olds say they've tried alcohol, but by age 15 that number jumps to 50%. The sooner you talk to your child about alcohol, the greater chance you have of impacting his or her decisions about drinking.


One of the most common places for a teenager to get alcohol and/or prescription drugs not prescribed to them is their own home. Take steps to ensure that your kids, their friends and other youth are unable to acquire these substances in your home.

 

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.

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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 gayane.c@fhrecovery.org.  You can also check out the conversation on our Facebook page.

Sign the Safe Homes Pledge

 

Communicate

Communicate with other parents and keep current on the issue at the Safe Homes Facebook page.

Report underage drinking and adults who provide by calling the anonymous Tip Line at 1-888-888-TIPS.

Communicate with legislators about your concerns regarding access of alcohol by adolescents.

Do your part Report underage drinking and adults who provide: 1-888-888-TIPS
Your tips are anonymous and confidential.

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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.

Continue to our secure donation page
Our donation page under Freedom House is hosted by JustGive.org.

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

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Help keep our community’s youth safe by sharing information with local law enforcement about:

Tipline calls are anonymous and confidential and may be used to prevent illegal activities before they occur.

Call 1-888-888-TIPS (8477)

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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.

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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 gayane.c@fhrecovery.org.  You can also check out the conversation on our Facebook page.

Sign the Safe Homes Pledge

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