Helping to reduce drug and alcohol use in Cheshire County
63 Community Way, Keene NH 03431 | Ph: 603-719-4150 |
Helping to reduce drug and alcohol use in Cheshire County
63 Community Way, Keene NH 03431 | Ph: 603-719-4150 |

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August 22, 2014
  • Reducing Drug and Alcohol Use in Cheshire County

    MADAC was founded in 2003 and is made up of volunteers and one staff committed to reducing drug and alcohol use in Cheshire County.

    We offer prevention activities and education to reduce youth and young adult alcohol and substance use. We advocate for policy change and increased funding for prevention, treatment, and recovery, offer prevention trainings, college internships, and fun events year-round.

    Our goals:

    Reduce substance use among youth and young adults.
    Strengthen collaborative partnerships within communities.

    TIPS:  The sooner the better – talk to your kids to help prevent substance use and abuse…

    Discuss things that matter to you with your children. Talk about risks. Let them know how you feel. Whether it’s drugs, online interaction with strangers, or premarital sex, your children want to know how you feel, why you feel that way, and what could happen. You are still your child’s first source of accurate information.

    Children in the pre-teen years are very concerned about justice and fair play. They expect to have rules and directions, and they understand appropriate penalties for not following them. This is an ideal time to begin providing simple and brief explanations about decisions and letting children express their feelings about these decisions. While their reasoning powers are just beginning to develop and their reactions may not be very logical, it is important to recognize their efforts and to encourage continued decision making development.


    • Store Medicine Safely – Put all medicines up and away and out of sight; put medicine away after every use; keep visitors’ purses, bags, and coats out of the reach of kids, as they may contain medicine.
    • Give Medicine Safely - Use the dosing device that comes with the medicine; read and follow the label, and avoid giving your child more than one medicine with the same active ingredients; give clear instructions to caregivers.

    Helpful Resources – Put the Poison Help Number into your phone: 1-800-222-1222 and download the Kids’ Wellness Tracker app .tact



    PO Box 603,  63 Community Way
    Keene, NH 03431


    Read more helpful medication safety tips, courtesy of SafeKids Worldwide, here.

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    Volunteers are the key component to our success. Please visit our volunteer page to see how you can help.

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  • Affiliate of Southwestern Community Services

    MADAC is funded by the Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant made possible by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

    MADAC Project Coordinator • PO Box 603 • 63 Community Way • Keene, NH 03431 • PHONE: 603-719-4150 • Email:

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