March was the month to support Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) at the LCBO stores throughout Ontario.
PAD has been a leader in providing Ontario teens with relevant information about alcohol for 30 years. We work directly with youth to develop programs and resources that are meaningful to them and will make a difference in their lives.
Donations will help PAD develop materials that focus on information teens need to know about alcohol and let parents know how they can be prepared to deal with the issue of alcohol and teens.
We appreciate all the support we receive through the LCBO Coin Box Donation program!
Click here to check out an article from the Wellington Advertiser on PAD's participation in the LCBO Donation Box Program.
Parent Action on Drugs grew out of the concern of a group of parents who were troubled by the growing threat that alcohol and other drugs posed for their school-aged children. Registered as a charity in 1983, today PAD offers a wide range of programs and services aimed at prevention, education and support.
PAD's Annual Report is now available. Click here.
The E-Forum on Youth and Drinking: Is there Evidence to Support Low-Risk Guidelines for Youth? Took place the beginning of November. Click here to see the recap of the online conversation.
PAD's mission: PAD provides innovative, evidence based programs and resources for youth, families, professionals and community members concerning issues that impact substance use and youth.
The first point of prevention is in the home. With this in mind, PAD offers parent-focused resources to increase awareness of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use. PAD's resources help parents prepare for the challenges their children face every day.
PAD's programs are designed to prevent substance misuse among teens by giving parents ways to talk to their children about drugs and to identify problems before they become serious. These resources help strengthen family bonds, improve parenting skills and reinforce family interactions from the early years through adolescence. Parent resources answer questions like "When do I start talking to my child about drugs?" and discuss sensitive subjects such as cultural conflicts and peer pressure. They provide practical advice for parents who ask, "What can I do?"