Data & Surveys

There are numerous data sources that can provide you more information on this topic – just go to our Data & Surveys page.

Social Norms Marketing & Substance Abuse Prevention
DPI uses Social Norms marketing in many areas of prevention to shift people’s behaviors, attitudes or opinions: smoking tobacco, alcohol (see Project Brain webpage ), driving and texting, sexual activity, drug use, violence, and bullying.  Learn more about social norms!

Project Brain

Project Brain is a Social Norms campaign facilitated in numerous Broward County public schools, grades 6-12. The Project Brain health campaign empowers youth to prevent or reduce alcohol consumption. Through the use of the research based Social Norms approach, a change in perception toward alcohol is created resulting in a change in behavior.  Learn more!

Resources & Links

Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views.  Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.

BEEP Portal – Broward County Public School’s teacher resource location.

CADCA: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, 1-800-54-CADCA

Drugs and More: A Guide to Addictions

Drug Watch: Keeping an Eye on Pharmaceuticals: a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications their side effects, addictive qualities, and the latest on FDA drug alerts.

Easy to Read Drug Facts: an ideal resource for anyone interested in learning more about drug abuse.

First Call for Help, 211 Broward – “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online.

Florida Department of Education

FREE Prevention Resources: a list of materials and curriculum divided into the four strands of prevention.

The Health Center

HealthTeacher.com: interactive products are used by teachers, parents, and kids to address important youth health issues, including physical activity, nutrition, and social and emotional well-being.

Informed Families   

Just Think Twice

Keeping Youth Drug Free

Marijuana Talk Kit: Download your FREE toolkit for parents

Most of Us Web site

National Family Partnership

Prescription Medication Toolkit for Parents: free tool from the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse

Prevention Partners

Tips for Parents

Over the Counter Medication/Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Fact Sheet

SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

Social Norm Web site

Stumbleweed Magazine for Teens

Under Age Drinking – Helps parents talk to their children about alcohol. You can create a plan in just a few steps!

U.S. Drug Enforcement Red Ribbon Week Resources

The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) :  a broad based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families, and communities.

Broward Briefings - Substance Abuse Information for Action

Find out more of what is going on with substance use and abuse!  Go to the United Way website to view Broward Briefings,  one page electronic newsletters published by the Commission on Substance Abuse’s research center at Nova Southeastern University.  Topics include emerging issues and recently released research findings about substance abuse with a focus on Broward County and the State of Florida.