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What can I do to help?

Be informed.

Know about harmful substances and their risks.

Continually learn about helping resources.

Be alert.

Know signs and symptoms of substance abuse.

Watch for them in family, friends, coworkers, neighbors.

Be a role model.

Do not consume illegal substances.

If you are over 21 years old, drink responsibly.

Your actions speak louder than your words.

Be protective.

Talk to your children and youth you know about your hope for their future and their safety.

Lock up your alcohol and medications.

Keep your home and spaces drug free.

Be caring.

Kindly and warmly let loved ones know of your concerns, your hope for their happiness, and your support.

Do not provide money or excuses for those who are abusing substances.

Be a part of the solution.

Volunteer with DAC, your school, your church, your community with managing materials, helping at information fairs, and in positively guiding youth.

Make a difference.

Be a voice.

Speak up individually and in groups. 

Vote on issues that protect us.

Participate in neighborhood initiatives.

Silence is agreement with the problems.

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