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Westport Prevention Coalition

Providing a comprehensive approach to educational and prevention services for Westport residents of all ages, through regular coalition meetings and programming. 


The Westport Prevention Coalition utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a comprehensive process for addressing substance misuse and related behavioral health problems, to increase awareness of the possible harm from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) among residents and providing prevention programming throughout the year. 

Having the conversation (about substance use) with our kids is important. Luckily there are some tools to help!

Talk They Hear You - App Download

"Talk They Hear You from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a national substance use prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers, educators, and community members get informed, be prepared, and take action.

During the whole month of March 2022, the Westport Prevention Coalition offered free On-Demand screenings of the film "Don't Wait" by Addiction is Real to ALL Westport parents. Follow-up discussion groups were then held for Elementary Parents as well as Middle/High School parents. In those discussions, we talked about key points in the film and shared tips and strategies. Below you can find the parent toolkit from Addiction is Real. 

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Partnership To End Addiction Marijuana Toolkit

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Substance Use

Courage To Speak Foundation: Know The Signs of Drug Use Flyer
Courage To Speak - Practicing Refusal Skills at Home Tip Sheet
Courage to Speak - Introduction to Active Listening Tip Sheet

Did you receive our postcard? 

Postcard Campaign

This campaign was funded through  the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Local Prevention Grant

Westport Prevention Coalition Alcohol Social Hosting 2021 Postcard
Westport Prevention Coalition Social Hosting 2021 - Postcard Facts
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Help kids find healthier alternatives through resources like:

Westport Prevention Coalition Cannabis Postcard 2021
Westport Prevention Coalition Cannabis Postcard Facts - The New Marijuana
Westport Prevention Coalition Vaping Postcard 2021
Westport Prevention Coalition Vaping Postcard Facts
Westport Prevention Coalition 2021 Postcard - Prescription Meds
Westport Prevention Coalition Postcard Prescription Meds Facts
If They Had Known Documentary Poster
Virtual Narcan Training at The HUB flyer
Westport Prevention Coalition DUI Postcard 2021
Westport Prevention Coalition DUI Postcard Facts

Get Involved

Get involved with the Prevention Coalition Flyer

Next Meeting: January 10th, 2023 at 3pm

Prevention Starts Early

Talk Early & Talk Often

Be Prepared

Have the Difficult Conversation. Talk Early & Talk Often

It Takes A Village

Informed Communities Are Effective Communities. Talk Early & Talk Often

It Doesn't End With High School

They're Always Our Kids. Talk Early & Talk Often

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Talk - Underage Drinking
Parental Disapproval

Physiology of Addiction w/ Dr. Ruth Potee

Effects of Drug Taking Behavior on the Brain

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