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PREVENTION (ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, & OTHER DRUGS)

5 A's The "5 A's" are designed to be used with the tobacco user who is willing to quit. Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange
ACS American Cancer Society
AHA American Heart Association
ANRF American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
ATOD Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
AWARE Alcohol, Wellness Alternatives, Research and Education (UW program)
BAC Blood alcohol concentration Also referred to as blood alcohol content or blood alcohol level (BAL)
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CADCA Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. A national organization that supports community coalitions.
CFTFK or TFK Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
DAC Data Analysis Committee of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) State Incentive Grant (SIG). The DAC will conduct a statewide needs and resource assessment in order to establish com¬munities of greatest need.
DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education Prevention curriculum delivered in schools by police officers.
DFS Drug Free Schools
DUI Driving Under The Influence
DWI Driving While Intoxicated
EUDL Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws
MIP Minor In Possession
NCADI National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information Part of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
NCTOH National Conference on Tobacco or Health
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NOMs National Outcome Measures is the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) assessment of services provided to a defined population.
NREPP National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs Maintained by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Part of the Office of Justice Programs within the U.S. Department of Justice
OTC Over The Counter (Drugs)
PNA Prevention Needs Assessment
RX Prescription
SA Substance Abuse
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
SAPT Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
SBIRT Screening & Brief Intervention for Risky Substance Use
SPF The Strategic Prevention Framework is the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s five-step process designed to increase the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention on both the state and local level through collaborative interagency planning
SPF-SIG Strategic Prevention Framework - State Incentive Grant
SSES Synar Survey Estimation System
SRO Student Resource Officer
Synar Not an acronym. The Synar Amendment, named for the late Congressman Mike Synar, is a federal law requiring states to restrict and reduce youth access to tobacco products or risk losing block grant funding for alcohol and drug programs.
TA Technical Assistance
TAP Tobacco Awareness Program - a voluntary youth cessation program created by Community Intervention
TATU Teens Against Tobacco Use Peer-led program to teach young people about tobacco use and to become advocates for tobacco-free communities. Sponsored by the American Lung Association
TEG Tobacco Education Group Curriculum often used with students who have violated policies on tobacco use, created by Community Intervention
TFSE Tobacco Free Schools of Excellence
USDHHS United States Department of Health and Human Services
WIC Women, Infants and Children (special supplemental food program)
WNTD World No Tobacco Day
YRBS Youth Risk Behavior Survey consists of national, state, and local school-based surveys of ninth- through 12th-graders to measure priority health risk behaviors

 

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