Midlothian Independent School District

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Substance Abuse and Drug Prevention

Substance abuse prevention and intervention measures lead to healthy growth and development of youth. Identifying protective factors and effective coping methods to handle stressors play a critical role in building resilience. MISD offers prevention programming through community partnerships with AIM for Success and REACH Council.  Both organizations assist with educational programming for youth on the risks of substance use and its effects on health and wellness. Additionally, listed below are many resources related to substance abuse prevention and intervention. 

Substance abuse & drug prevention resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

https://www.aadallas.org/
Meeting locator - https://www.aadallas.org/wordpress/meetings_wp/

12-Step Program & Support Groups - Dallas chapter includes meetings in Ellis County
Aim for Success, Inc https://www.aimforsuccess.org/ School-based programs on bullying, drugs & alcohol, relationships & sexual health, and technology/sexting/pornography
Celebrate Recovery

https://www.celebraterecovery.com/
Group locator - https://locator.crgroups.info/

Christ-centered 12-step recovery program
Celebrate Recovery - The Landing

https://www.celebraterecovery.com/thelanding
Group locator - 
https://locator.crgroups.info/

Christ-centered recovery support groups for teens
Narcotics Anonymous

http://www.dallasareana.org/
Meeting locator http://www.dallasareana.org/dallas-meetings/

12-Step Program & Support Groups - Dallas chapter includes meetings in Ellis County
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens
 
https://teens.drugabuse.gov/ Information for teenagers and parents. Advice on how to talk to your teens about drug use.
Outreach Screening and Referral (OSAR)

1-844-275-0600
3116 Martin Luther King Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215

Free substance use screenings and referrals for treatment serving North Texas
Reach Council

www.reachcouncil.org
972-723-1053
107 S. 4th St. Suite A., Midlothian, TX 76065

Substance abuse prevention and education. Provides substance abuse prevention and education within MISD schools.
SMART Recovery (Self-Management & Recovery Training) https://www.smartrecovery.org/ Non 12-Step addiction recovery and support groups
In-person and online meetings available
 

SMART Recovery for Teens
 
https://www.smartrecovery.org/teens/ Non-12 Step addiction recovery for teens. Online support groups.
 
SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

https://www.samhsa.gov/

Provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

Winning the Fight
 
https://wtf-winningthefight.org/ Provides drug education, support, and resources to youth and families suffering from the disease of addiction.