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Keeping Our Kids Safe, Healthy & In School

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse

Each district board of education is required to establish a comprehensive program of prevention, intervention, referral for evaluation, referral for treatment and continuity of care for student alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) abuse (N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-10 and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-3, 6A:16-4 and 6A:16-6). Provided below is information on the design, development and implementation of comprehensive and coordinated programs, services and activities for the prevention and intervention of ATOD, including the prevention of the conditions that place students at risk for ATOD and the development of protective factors and resiliency skills that promote positive youth development and decrease the incidence and prevalence of student ATOD abuse and related at-risk behaviors.

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