The Prevention Committee consists of leadership and members from each of the
Local Prevention Councils (LPCs) in Region 5.
The committee members assist Western CT Coalition to assess prevention needs and assets in the service area and to develop, implement and evaluate prevention programs in their respective communities that align with the Regional Priority Planning Report.
The LPC Leadership Meeting dates for fiscal year 2023 (currently on Zoom 5:00-6:30 p.m.):
September 20, 2022
November 15, 2022
January 17, 2023
March 21, 2023
May 16, 2023
12 Month Prevention Calendar
Let's #MentionPrevention is a grassroots substance use prevention, education and awareness campaign with the mission of strengthening Connecticut communities through the power of communication.
A CT Education and Awareness campaign about counterfeit pills
CADCA's "What's Trending"
where you can download fact sheets on:
Prevention Focus: Vaping
New Fact Sheets!
From Truth Initiative:
A comprehensive fact sheet with valuable information about the high levels of nicotine found in many vaping products and the consequences of use to the teen brain. Resources for quitting too!
Vaping nicotine can increase anxiety symptoms and stress levels. However, many tobacco users falsely believe tobacco products can relieve stress or anxiety.
From the FDA:
Vaping and E-Cigarettes: A Toolkit for Working with Youth
Includes 4 fact sheets about e-cigarettes, how they work, how the FDA regulates them, and understanding nicotine
From Stanford University: Infographics aimed to educate on the dangers of non-nicotine vapes.
The Educator- Vaping Risks for Youth
published by the Drug-Free Schools Committee
For The Educator in Spanish, click here
For The Educator in Portuguese, click here
From Rescue Agency
Down and Dirty is a Ready-Made Media Campaign for health organizations in need of an evidence-based rural youth tobacco prevention campaign that can be implemented quickly and cost effectively.
New! Resources from the CT Vaping Resource Center:
downloadable presentations for youth, tweens, teens and parents
Vaping and Marijuana Toolkit
Resources from the Connecticut Clearinghouse
(All materials can be downloaded)
Other Fact Sheets:
Marijuana's Effect on the Brain
These brochures and more are available for order.
Contact the Connecticut Clearinghouse 800-232-4424 or visit ctclearinghouse.org
In the News:
April 2023 How the Nicotine Industry Markets Vaping Nicotine as Stress Relief -Truth Initiative
November 2022 City of Baltimore Files a First of its Kind Lawsuit Against Tobacco Companies for Cigarette Filter Waste
November 2022 The chase is on: Regulators are slowly cracking down on vapes aimed at teens
March 2022 Monitoring U.S E-Cigarette Sales: State Trends (Take a closer look at CT trends 2018-2022)
03/10/22 Buzzfeed- 8 Ways To De-Stress that Aren't Vaping
12/17/21 Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids- New Report: E-Cigarettes in Kid-Friendly Flavors Remain Widely Available Three Months After Deadline for FDA Action
9/24/21 Smokeless Tobacco: Facts, Stats, and Regulations- The Truth Initiative
9/19/21 The Truth Initiative Launches Fake Vape Company "Depression Stick!" to Make a Point
March 2021 CDC Foundation Data Brief: Monitoring U.S. E-Cigarette Sales: National Trends
Prevention Focus: Cannabis
New CT campaign:
New Fact Sheets:
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis- a newly recognized diagnosis characterized by chronic cannabis use
New Educator: Edibles and High Potency THC
For a Spanish version of The Educator, click here.
For Portuguese, click here.
CADCA, along with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is excited to announce the release of Practical Theorist Cannabis, The Current State of Affairs.
Evidence-Based Guide Series:
Preventing Marijuana Use
From Stanford Medicine
Theory-based and evidence-informed resources created by educators, parents, and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of cannabis/marijuana.
Prevention Focus: Alcohol
From the National Institutes of Health
What are the symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder?
Thinking about a change? Tips to Try
SAMHSA’s substance use prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs.
Prevention Focus: Fentanyl
From Ad Council: