A recently released study by David Nordstrom, UW-Whitewater epidemiologist, shows that drug deaths in Wisconsin are on the rise. Follow the link to read the WPR story here.
The Agenda for the December AACTION meeting is now up on the AACTION page. The meeting is 6-7 PM tonight at the United Methodist Church.
Follow this link to the AACTION site: AACTION
Together for Jackson County Kids presented the Good Drugs Gone Bad program to the students at the Northwest Journey in Black River Falls on December 6th. The Good Drugs Gone Bad program is a 45 minute educational program on the dangers of perscription and over the counter drug abuse. The students were broken into two groups and the group wasn’t in the Good Drugs Gone Bad presentation were given information about the lasting effects of smoking and dangers of secondhand smoke. The students also got to try a Carbon Monoxide test to see what their CO levels were.
We would like to thank the Northwest Journey students and staff for letting TFJCK take some of the time from their busy schedules to talk about some important topics. We had a great time coming to visit and hope to come back in the near future to offer other programs.
If any other groups are interested in having a Good Drugs Gone Bad presentation please get in contact with TFJCK we would be more than happy to facilitate a presentation.
The Lincoln Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.) group presented today to the Lincoln fourth graders in Merrillan. The fourth graders had lots of questions for the T.A.T.U. members about smoking and the visual aids that they brought along such as “Clem’s Flem” and the pig’s lungs. The T.A.T.U. members had no problem answering the fourth graders’ questions though as the T.A.T.U. groups were very well prepared and several T.A.T.U. members had done the presentations last year as well. Thank you very much to the T.A.T.U. members, trainers, and staff at the Lincoln School District that helped make this learning experience possible!
Eighty-four teens descended upon the historic Falls Cinema on a cool and dark October evening last night to witness the Hollywood horror that is The Woman in Black. Each teen wearing their red, some might say blood-red, clothes in honor of Red Ribbon Week. Eighty-four individuals feasting on an unholy communion of pop and popcorn as they partook in a drug-free activity to show that teens don’t need drugs to have a good time. Many thanks to the staff at the Falls Cinema for taking time out of their busy lives to entertain the ghosts and ghouls that attended last night.
Fifteen Black River Falls High School Students participated in the Teens Against Tobacco Use training this morning in The Black River Falls High School LMC. They will be presenting the dangers of tobacco to fourth graders later in November. Nine of this year’s TATU members are returning members from last year! Thank you to the teens, the trainers, and everyone else that makes TATU possible!
Melrose-Mindoro T.A.T.U. presented today to 54 fourth graders at Mindoro Elementary school. T.A.T.U., which stands for Teens Against Tobacco Use, is a peer educating program developed by the American Lung Association. High school students are taught the program and then present it to elementary school classes. It has been a very popular program in Jackson County. Thank you Mel-Min T.A.T.U. members for taking the time to be a positive influence on the fourth graders who themselves will hopefully all be teens against tobacco use when they’re older.