SPLT – Student Prevention Leadership Team

SPLT – Student Prevention Leadership Team

  

Youth leadership team coordinating substance abuse prevention campaigns in Madison High School, Middle School, and the local community. 


Underage Drinking Campaign

In Michigan, the penalty for providing alcohol to a minor can be $1,000 in fines, up to 90 days in jail and legal fees of $5,000 or more.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, underage drinking increases the likelihood for unwanted pregnancies, personal safety issues, sexual assault, suicides and traffic crashes. Such outcomes are tracked in Michigan by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, with a reported 745 teen pregnancies linked to underage drinking in 2013 and 442,000 disorderly conduct crimes in 2012.  On Michigan roads, the rate of alcohol–related traffic crashes is greater for drivers ages 16 to 20 than for drivers age 21 and older. 

Minors, Alcohol, and the Law                                 

 

Get Opioid Resources Sent Straight to Your Phone Via Text

The opioid epidemic in our country has impacted countless families. Unfortunately, the needs of parents and caregivers are often neglected by mainstream care, and every day more families are turning to us for help and support.

We’d like to introduce you to Help & Hope by Text, a way to get customized, mobile messages on your cell phone that provide you with personalized, ongoing support and relevant resources for families struggling with heroin and other opioids.

In other words, parents and caregivers who are concerned with their son’s or daughter’s opioid use can sign up to receive text messages — informed by parents who have been there themselves — containing evidence-based resources, tips, skills, support and hope. Parents can also text “CHAT” to connect with one of our Parent Helpline Specialists at any time, if and when they’re ready.

Learn More & Get Started

or text JOIN to 55753 right now

 

Marijuana Campaign

  • Even though states have begun to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, with some legalizing it for recreationally use, it remains illegal federally. So, the answer is NO, marijuana is NOT legal.
  • According to local data only 17% of Lenawee County high school students have used marijuana in the past 30 days.
  • For those using marijuana before their brain is fully developed (age 25) are likely to lose 8 IQ points. This is believed to be a permanent effect.
  • The use of marijuana negatively effects 9 different areas of the brain.
  • When marijuana use begins before the brain is fully developed (age 25) it can lead to addiction. On average 1 in every 6 teens who use marijuana will form an addiction to it.
  • Using marijuana can cause changes in your personality, leading to moodiness.
  • Short-term effects include:
    • Altered senses
    • Altered sense of time
    • Changes in mood
    • Impaired body movement
    • Difficulty with thinking and problem-solving
    • Impaired memory
    • Hallucinations
    • Delusions
    • Psychosis
  • Long-term effects include:
    • Negative impact on brain development
    • Impairs thinking, memory, and learning functions
    • Effects how the brain builds connections between areas