The need for prevention and intervention efforts surrounding student alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) abuse is paramount to the goal of keeping our students safe, healthy, and in school. In support of these efforts, 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 ATOD abuse (N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-10 and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-3, 6A:16-4 and 6A:16-6). Fostering an environment where students can develop protective factors and resiliency skills is essential in decreasing the prevalence and occurrence of student ATOD abuse and related at-risk behaviors. Provided below are resources that may be of assistance to families and educators.
Opioid Information for Parents and Student-Athletes
NJ School Specific
Comprehensive Resources that include Prevention, Intervention and Continuity of Care
Additional Information and Research
E-Cigarettes and Electronic Vaping
Reports & Surveys
Other Related Statutes and Regulations
State and Federal Government Agencies
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