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Addiction, Human Trafficking

First Annual Hood County Substance Abuse Council Fundraiser

Join the Hood County Substance Abuse Council in raising money to break the chains of substance abuse and human trafficking. Support a great...

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Addiction, Recovery

Kate’s Story: from drug addiction to recovery

Watch Kate share her story of going from drug addiction to living in recovery!...

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Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse

Inside the Addicted Human Brain by Dr. Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow is well known as a pioneer in the study of addiction. After spending more than three decades studying how drugs affect the...

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Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse

Addicted: The Opioid Epidemic

This video is from 2017 but it’s just as timely and moving today! Please watch the video all the way to the end and be inspired to...

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Vaping

VIDEO: Florida Teens are Going to the Hospital with Serious Respiratory Issues and It’s Not COVID-19

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning parents and teens about an alarming new health scare. Reports are emerging of...

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Official Trailer | Broken Places | PBS

Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting childhood...

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Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse

In Times of Emergency, Substance Use Treatment Requires Flexibility

Widespread emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic may present particular challenges to people who misuse opioids or are in treatment...

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E-Cigarettes, Vaping

6 important things to know about IQOS, the new heated cigarette product

The new tobacco product IQOS was recently granted permission to be sold in the U.S., sparking concerns of yet another nicotine delivery...

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Human Trafficking, Substance Abuse

CONTRALAND: A SHOCKING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING IN AMERICA

CONTRALAND: A SHOCKING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING IN AMERICA...

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Addiction

What Causes Opioid Addiction?

Explore the science of why opioids are addictive and what can be done to reverse the growing rates of addiction and overdose....

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Addiction, Substance Abuse

Opioid Use and Drug Safety During Covid-19

Facebook Live: Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier interviews NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow about opioids and drug use prevention....

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Post Covid-19 Survey

Our sister organizations, Star Council, has published a survey to help understand and address the needs of our communities post COVID-19....

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Natural High, Substance Abuse

Cody Lovaas shares why he chooses to live a Natural High lifestyle

The feeling I get when performing live is exactly natural high. It's what it is. It's pure adrenaline. It's the moment when I get to share...

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Addiction, Alcohol, Recovery, Substance Abuse

HIGH: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction

We have books that explain “everything teens want to know about puberty,” so why not a book about drugs and alcohol? David Sheff and...

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E-Cigarettes, Vaping

E-Cigs … The Known—and Unknown—Risks

How many teens are trying the flavored nicotine e-cigs? According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...

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Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse

The Game Has Changed: Chris Herren at TEDxUMassAmherst

The Game Has Changed: Chris Herren at TEDxUMassAmherst...

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Addiction, Recovery

Dax Shepard on Rock Bottom, Addiction, and Recovery

Dax Shepard talks about the struggle of recovery, and that there are just some things in life that money can't fix. ...

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E-Cigarettes, Vaping

Confronting The Vaping Epidemic with Matt Bellace, PhD

Maybe you’ve seen young kids doing it — and maybe you wished you had more definitive information about the ways in which it’s a...

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Natural High

Tony Hawk Talks About His Natural High

Tony Hawk paved the way for professional skateboarding and created a foundation dedicated to supporting underserved youth with...

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PSA

Know Parent Tips

May is Mental Health Month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is spreading the message: You Are Not Alone. Now more than...

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Alcohol, E-Cigarettes, Vaping

YouTube Video: Teen Substance Use & Abuse (Alcohol, Tobacco, Vaping, Marijuana, and More)

Substance use is when you take or ingest any substance, such as alcohol or drugs. Substance abuse is when you take or ingest more than what...

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Vaping

Is It Safe to ‘Smoke’ Alcohol?

The safety and long-term health effects of using e-cigarettes or other vaping products still aren’t well known. ...

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Vaping

Video: The Science of Vaping

The Science of Vaping: discussion on the crucial link between science and understanding with it comes to health risks associated with...

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Facebook Live: Child Sex Trafficking

The Hood County Substance Abuse Council will be hosting a virtual presentation with Dr. Tomi Grover on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 12 PM –...

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Addiction Experts Say Coronavirus Isolation is Trigger for Relapse

Addiction experts say they are worried the isolation required to combat the coronavirus pandemic is a national relapse trigger, The New...

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E-Cigarettes, Vaping

Vaping: Know the Facts

An awareness campaign and toolkit for parents, teachers, school administrators, and teens....

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Human Trafficking

Virtual Event: Child Sex Trafficking in North Texas (Apr. 24, 2020)

Human trafficking—once known as slavery—has a long history, but it remains an issue in North Texas. If you'd like to know more, join us...

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E-Cigarettes, Vaping

Parents of teen vaping victim demand regulation

From the Associated Press:The parents of an 18-year-old who was recently hospitalized due to what doctors described as a “sudden and...

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Our Mission

The mission of the HCSAC is to collaborate with law enforcement, local governments, service and community organizations, youths, health care professionals, schools, parents, and individuals to take actions which will reduce substance abuse and related social problems among youths and adults.

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Our Focus

Our focus is to help coordinate community efforts and provide education and prevention services to the youth and adults of Hood County.

Our Program

The HCSAC is a coalition of community volunteers dedicated to the prevention of youth and adult substance abuse and supporting treatment services for those who need it. It does not provide direct services to clients.

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What Does HCSAC Do?

We work to confront youth substance use by educating our community, mobilizing resources, developing collaborations & advocating for sound public policy.

If we can change people’s knowledge about drugs and alcohol, change their skills in resisting the pressure, and their attitude toward substance use, we can change their behaviors and create a healthier community. That’s what HCSAC is all about!

Education
Assessment
Environmental Change
Prevention
Collaboration

The Numbers Tell the Story

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of Texas teens have used an electronic vapor product
%
of Texas teens have ever used marijuana
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of Texas teens have been offered, sold, or given an illegal drug on school property
%
of Texas teens have had a drink of alcohol

Your donation is an investment in the youth of our community.

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The HCSAC is a coalition of community volunteers dedicated to the prevention of youth and adult substance abuse and supporting treatment services for those who need it. It does not provide direct services to clients.

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