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Port Chester Cares is a group of individuals, invested in the community, working together in the area of the Port Chester School District to promote positive, safe, productive and healthy lives for all. We achieve this through research, education, and advocacy and by focusing our resources to reduce youth substance abuse and other high risk behavior and promote positive outcomes.


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A teenagers view on Social Media.

Most of the articles and posts parents read to educate themselves on their teenager’s social media haunts come from adults. Although the information, for the most part, is sound, it is coming from a different perspective and therefore can be somewhat skewed. To really understand what makes teens tick, why not get a teenager’s view on the subject. Well, we found a great article, that I’d like to share with you. Click here to read the article.

This video was created by our coalition partner New Rochelle Focus and their New Ro Youth Committee. The video highlights all those negative things that can occur when you binge drink!

What is prescription drug abuse?

Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a prescription drug that was prescribed for someone else or in a manner or dosage other than what was prescribed. Abuse can include taking a friend’s or relative’s prescription to get high, to help with studying, or even to treat pain.

Learn more…

Thank you to Med Return for providing facts on over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

Drugs and New Trends

Kids are finding new ways to get high or drunk, parents should be aware of some current trends.


Alcohol Use

70.8% of students had at least one drink of alcohol on at least one day during their life

For kids who try their first drink before age 13, almost 50% of them will become alcoholics as adults

Most teens get alcohol from friends or family

Give you teen ways to say no to alcohol when with friends

Some parents think hosting a party for kids will keep them in one place and safe-this is not Ok

https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/parents-who-host


Social Media

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/11-sites-and-apps-kids-are-heading-to-after-facebook

Bullying