Alliance Update News - September 2011

2010-2011 Annual Report

The Alliance has just completed its 8th year as an official 501 (c) 3 organization.  Over the course of time we have adapted to the ever changing economic times, the needs of our school community and the ongoing challenge of raising awareness of the safety concerns that impact our children. During the 2010-2011 school year, The Alliance has undergone numerous changes to assure its sustainability while raising to the challenge of providing the region and our members with vital programs and web site resources.  Read more ...

2011-2012 Alliance Calendar/Resource Guide Now Available

Artwork, poems and lyrics from last spring’s 7th grade poster contest are featured along with “tips” on how to use the Alliance website resources.  Just send your name and address to [email protected] and we will send you this great calendar and resource guide. Enclosed will be a pre-addressed envelope to the Alliance for any donation you can give to help keep our children safe and drug free.

Upcoming 2011 Programs

·         September 27 – North Hills Parent Partnership Program for 5th grade students and parents at the North Hills Junior High. Program begins at 7:00 pm.

·         October 19 and 20 – Drug Impairment Training for educational and community professionals.  

·         October 27 – Town Hall Meeting at Sts. John and Paul Catholic Church – Begins at 7:00 pm.

·         November 10 – Faith based in-service at North Way Christian  Community.


Alliance Book Recommendation


“Drugs of Abuse: From Doctors to Dealers, Users and Healers” is a new book that provides much needed information about the drugs that are being abused in our society. Illustrated and concise, this material is presented in a simplistic manner that will be appreciated by all, but will provide professionals in treatment and prevention, education and law enforcement, and all areas of healthcare with an excellent reference source. By combining historical information and photographs, with contemporary “street” information and data, this book covers all of the material necessary to gain a thorough understanding of the drugs of abuse. Author Michael Palladini, a registered pharmacist and certified addictions counselor, has written this book with the intention of increasing awareness and knowledge of substance abuse, and to bridge the gap between pharmacy and treatment. Learn More ...


Prescription Drug Addiction

A new national report shows that from 1999 to 2009 (the most recent year with available figures) substance abuse treatment admissions among those 12 and older have gone up for cases involving alcohol, opiates, and marijuana. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that one of the most notable shifts that has occurred in this period was in the rise of opiate admissions attributable mostly to prescription drugs – from 8-percent of all opiate admissions in 1999 to 33-percent in 2009 Read more ....

The National Drug Institute on Drug Abuse reports 48 million Americans have misused prescription drugs and its now the leading cause of fatal overdoses nationwide. Read more ...