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.

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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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