Substance abuse is a serious and growing national health problem. In the Delta Schoolcraft community prescription drug, illegal drug, and alcohol abuse have caused deaths, ruined lives, and torn families apart. Statistics show that students that bully or are bullied are more likely to abuse substances.
Delta Schoolcraft ISD is sponsoring a poster and video contest to encourage students to create compelling media addressing personal, family, or community problems related to substance abuse and/or bullying.
Here are some facts from Delta County and Schoolcraft Counties:
• In the last ten years, there have been many deaths caused by prescription drug abuse.
• At least 50% of all home invasions and burglaries are related to prescription drug abuse.
• There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people being prosecuted for the use, possession, and delivery of prescription drugs.
• Prescription drugs are highly addicting and can be lethal when mixed with alcohol or other drugs.
The Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse and the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District are sponsoring a poster and video contest to encourage students to create compelling one minute videos addressing personal, family, or community problems related to substance abuse.