CARES collaborating with high schools during prevention month

Local Sources- In recognition of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, Dubois County CARES is sharing activities with the four Dubois County high schools in October.

CARES is making a different activity sheet available each week. Students at each school will be able to get the worksheets – available in both English and Spanish – from a school social worker or find them at a designated location online. The activities include a crossword puzzle about unintended effects of drinking alcohol and a word scramble of long-term effects of opioid use.

Students are asked to email the completed worksheets to Dubois County CARES to enter a prize drawing. A drawing will be held for each of the four high schools on Oct. 31, and students will have their names entered as many times as weeks they submit a correct worksheet. Each prize will include a $25 gift card.

The prize drawings will be conducted live on the Dubois County CARES page on Instagram, beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 31.

Dubois County CARES (Coalition for Adolescent Resilience and Empowerment Strategies) encourages youth to be alcohol- and drug-free through a variety of services, resources and activities. Any high school student or adult who would like to volunteer with the coalition or who has questions about its work is invited to call 812-827-8464 or email [email protected].

The CARES office is part of Center on Fifth in Jasper, at 505 W. Fifth St. It is open for high school students to drop in for support and camaraderie from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The office’s main entrance is behind the building, the only single door on the back porch.