Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention

Act On Drugs

ERYC is collaborating with Sheriff Megan Heil for two ACT on Drugs events presented by Lynn Reimer.

Substance Use Disorder and prevention experts subscribe to a very important theory: TALKING about unwanted behavior three to four years BEFORE the behavior occurs, helps with prevention efforts. Knowing this fact, and knowing that middle school students and high school students will experiment, parents need to get on board with tackling tough topics before they occur. The common response ERYC hears from parents with elementary kids is that “we are not there yet.” We beg to differ and encourage you to educate yourself with facts that you can share at your next family dinner, or long car ride.

Act Spanish
Join ACT Founder Lynn Reimer for two free informational sessions. Dinner included.

February 18 at Brush Creek Elementary
February 19 at Berry Creek Middle School

5:30 to 7 p.m., presentation
7-7:30 p.m., Q and A

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In fall 2017, ERYC joined efforts with the Red Ribbon Project (RRP) to improve coordination of youth prevention education efforts in schools and through youth-
led events. RRP and ERYC have a long history together and by teaming up both organizations are able to more efficiently and strategically support school requests for youth risk behavior prevention programs. Through strategic collaboration, both organizations are confident this new partnership is creating greater impact for youth in our community.

Programs 2017 Fall Semester

Project Alert

190 middle school students participated in this 12-hour program focused on substance use prevention. Project Alert addresses the pro-drug mindset of today’s teens and effectively increases their likelihood to remain drug-free. This evidence-based program is delivered to seventh grade students in Eagle County middle schools.

Project Towards No Drug Abuse

153 high school students participated in this evidence-based program focused on substance abuse. The program is designed to promote drug awareness and prevent teen drinking, smoking, marijuana and other hard drug use. This curriculum teaches students skills on self-control, communication, resource acquisition and decision-making.

Botvin LifeSkills Training

This K through 12 program was offered by Red Ribbon Project in middle schools for many years. 280 students received this training in 2017. ERYC was able
to enhance the delivery and implementation
by offering it in the elementary and high
schools this past fall, allowing for a more effective continuum of services. The program
is a substance abuse prevention program
proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug use, violence and other risky behaviors. Adolescents are provided with skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

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of Eagle County high school students didn't drink alcohol in the past 30 days.

Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 |
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