Tangipahoa Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council

Working to decrease alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by young people through
drug prevention education, parent education, resources and support.

Serving Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes

Agency Services

Prevention Premise
To prevent a problem before it starts, identify factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of the problem. Then reduce the risk factors and increase the protective factors.

Information Dissemination

  • Miller Memorial Library Family Resource Center Factual Literature
  • Factual Literature
  • Summer FUN Guide
  • National Prevention & Awareness Campaigns/Initiatives
  • Media Advocacy
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Education
  • Evidence-based Life Skills Training for Elementary and Middle School students

Elementary Level for grades 3 & 4 meets for 10 sessions including a pre & post questionnaire.  Topics include:  Self-Esteem, Decision Making, Smoking/Tobacco, Advertising, Dealing with Stress, Communication Skills, Social Skills and Assertiveness.

Middle School Level for grades 6 & 7 meets for 17 sessions including a pre & post questionnaire. Topics include:  Self-Image & Self-Improvement, Making Decision, Smoking:  Myths and Realities, Smoking and Biofeedback, Alcohol:  Myths and Realities, Marijuana:  Myths and Realities, Advertising, Violence and the Media, Coping with Anxiety, Coping with Anger, Communication Skills, Social Skills, Assertiveness and Resolving Conflicts.

  • Anger Management Series

Skills for Managing Anger groups for ages 9-12 and 13-18. Groups meet for six, two hour sessions.

Anger Management Series for adults meets for four, two hour sessions.

  • Alcohol Education Program

Life Skills Training

Promoting Health and Personal Development

LifeSkills®Training has been selected as an exemplary, research-based prevention program by the American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, National Centers for Disease Control, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the White House Office of Drug Policy.

Positive Alternatives

  • Summer FUN-tastic Activities

Providing activities and events that inspire creativity, build interest, develop skills, and encourage social interaction in a nurturing family-centered environment which promotes learning through experience for our community.

  • ASAP-AfterSchool Achievement Program

Math tutoring for grades 1-6.  During the Spring and Fall for an eight week period on Monday-Thursday afternoons. 

Problem ID and Referral
  • Referrals
  • Community Resource Lists and Guides

Community Mobilization
  • Networking & Collaboration
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Human Service Coalitions
  • Regional SYNAR Initiative

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