Change Can Be Pretty Sweet
BY ANDREA SALAZAR : JANUARY, 2014Every year the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA) joins the nationwide celebration of Red Ribbon Week during October 23-31. It is a week dedicated to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse by engaging children and families to pledge to live a drug free life. October is also National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. SACADA is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1957 by a small group of prominent San Antonio citizens our mission is “To empower our community to live healthy lives; by providing prevention, intervention, and recovery services for children and adults.” Continue Reading
San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse takes preventative measures
Seminars help kids as young as elementary school get the message
BY JACOB BELTRAN, STAFF WRITER : NOVEMBER 27, 2014
For the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, prevention is the key.
SACADA executive director Abigail Moore said the average age for a person’s first encounter with drugs and alcohol is 11 years old.
“We have to get to them really young,” Moore said, adding that situations from bullying at school to living in single-parent homes can influence a child to drink or use drugs.
The council, established in 1957 by people who also faced addiction, works to spread their message of prevention to various age groups including children, teenagers and adults.
Although the association does not offer treatment, Moore said it provides resources to help people find treatment.
As for its prevention programs, SACADA has created different curriculums, camps and volunteer teams to target each age group.Read original article
Thank you Boeing for helping make The Little Warriors Camp 2014 possible!
“The Little Warriors Camp began in 2013, because of the generosity of the Boeing Employees Community Fund in San Antonio. The Little Warriors Camp is specifically for children of military. During the summers of 2013 and 2014 the campers received 140 hours of prevention education. We have taught a total of 114 kids in all. They learned about self-esteem, assertiveness, and how to make good decisions. They enjoyed activities like hip hop dance, puppetry and a field day. Besides all of the fun the campers also received FREE school supplies! This program is one of the ways we support military families in San Antonio.”