We are a group of passionate prevention volunteers supporting the Wooster community.

Our goal is to create a drug and alcohol-free environment for our youth and promote safe, legal use among adults in order to prevent Substance Use Disorders.

News & Events

Parent Alert July 2024

By Circle Coalition | July 1, 2024

Social Media’s Role in Youth Substance Use It is no secret that youth love using social media. According to Clearfork Academy, 95% of youth are active on social media, with the top platforms being Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, and Twitter (X). These platforms provide youth with entertainment and a chance to stay connected with friends. Unfortunately,…

TIPS Offsite Vendor Training August 6th

By Circle Coalition | June 27, 2024

ORRVILLE, Ohio— August 6, 2024 — Turning Point Coalition, in partnership with Wayne County Coalitions, is offering TIPS training (Training for Intervention Procedures) at no charge. The training is free for businesses and individuals who sell alcohol, including retail alcohol vendors, owners, managers, trainers, sales associates, and cashiers. Ohio law holds both the individual employee…

Parent Alert June 2024

By Circle Coalition | June 3, 2024

Using Vape Detectors for Prevention 2.13 million youth reported using e-cigarette products in the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Educating students on the risks of vaping is helping to reduce the number of youth who vape, but school officials are struggling with how to stop vaping on campus. One thing they are trying is vape…

Parent Alert May 2024

By Circle Coalition | May 16, 2024

#NationalPreventionWeek24 is a health education platform that promotes new ideas and initiatives to help keep communities healthy & safe. Join us as we celebrate the #substanceuse prevention and #mentalhealth efforts happening nationwide! Learn more: samhsa.gov/prevention-week National Prevention Week is almost here! This annual event is a great opportunity to learn more about prevention science, and…

Parents Who Host Parent Alert 2024

By Circle Coalition | April 23, 2024

CIRCLE Coalition would like to remind you that it is illegal to provide alcohol to minors, and hopes their message resonates with the minority of parents who furnish alcohol for underage drinkers. The majority of parents do not provide alcohol to minors, and the majority of teens do not drink underage. This campaign is a…

Parent Alert April 2024

By Circle Coalition | April 23, 2024

Helping Students Prepare for the End of the School Year The end of the school year can be a source of stress for many students. End of year exams, moving up a grade, getting ready to go to a new building, and worrying about friendships are common stressors. Preparing your child for the end of…

Parent Alert March 2024

By Circle Coalition | March 12, 2024

How Alcohol and Marijuana are Marketed to Youth Youth are exposed to alcohol and marijuana advertisements on a regular basis. One RAND study looked at the impact of alcohol advertising on youth ages 11-14 and found that they see an average of three alcohol ads per day. This study also found that this exposure leads to youth…

Parent Alert February 2024

By Circle Coalition | February 22, 2024

Why Marijuana is Harmful Ohio became the 24th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana when voters passed Issue 2 in November 2023. Some people will be trying marijuana for the first time as a result of this new law, and they may not be aware of the risks that marijuana poses to their…

TiPS Alcohol Vendor Training – February 8th 9 AM – 4 PM

By Circle Coalition | January 18, 2024

Contact:  Robert Bean Coalition Prevention Specialist OneEighty, Inc. 330-804-3122 beanr@one-eighty.org   WOOSTER, Ohio— February 8, 2024 — CIRCLE Coalition is hosting a TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) Onsite Alcohol Vendor Training at NO charge. The purpose of the training is to help prevent the sale of alcohol to youth and intoxicated individuals. Attendees will also…

Parent Alert January 2024

By Circle Coalition | January 16, 2024

The Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act is scheduled to take effect in Ohio on January 15th. This law has been championed by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted since early 2023, and has been fully backed by Governor DeWine and other lawmakers. Here are the key takeaways from this new law: Companies must: Create a…

Parent Alert December 2023

By Circle Coalition | December 22, 2023

  Coping with Holiday Stress The holiday season is a great opportunity to take a break and spend time with family and friends, but it can be a very stressful time of year for many people. This stress is a result of many things including lack of time, financial pressure, family gatherings, social isolation, and…

Parent Alert November 2023

By Circle Coalition | November 21, 2023

 Youth Internet Safety The internet continues to be utilized more and more in our lives, and our reliance upon it has a major impact on youth. Internet usage is not a bad thing, and there are many positive aspects to it for youth including homework assistance, social connection with friends, and providing entertainment. However, there are…

Parent Alert October 2023

By Circle Coalition | October 30, 2023

What is Prevention? October is Substance Misuse and Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. This signifies the importance of communities coming together to work on prevention, but what is prevention? The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) defines prevention as “promoting the health and safety of individuals and communities by focusing on preventing…

Parent Alert August 2023

By Circle Coalition | August 24, 2023

Impaired Driving and How to Prevent It Impaired driving is responsible for 32 deaths every day in the United States, which is one death every 45 minutes. There are one million arrests made in the United States each year for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, but these arrests are a tiny amount…

Parent Alert July 2023

By Circle Coalition | August 1, 2023

What is a Coalition? Coalitions are organizations made up of two or more people or groups who are working together towards a common goal. Community coalitions focus their prevention efforts on a wide variety of problems, but we are going to focus on the work that Wayne County Coalitions (WCC) are doing to prevent youth substance use…

Parent Alert June 2023

By Circle Coalition | June 22, 2023

Preventing Substance Use by Supporting LGBTQ+ Students “We have to transcend our differences to transform our future.” – Antonio Guterres Research shows that youth are less likely to use substances when they experience fewer risk factors. These risk factors include things like prejudice, bullying, family conflict and rejection, and stress brought on by dealing with these…

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