Too Smart To Start

Thank you to The Fair Lawn Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, FLASAP for your partnership!

Grade 5 students and provided with the wonderful, "Too Smart to Start" presentation by specialists at The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, thanks to a grant from the FLASAP.

The Too Smart to Start program is designed to equip students with what they need to know, do, and say about underage alcohol use. At the end of the lesson, students should be able to: (1) Describe some of the effects of alcohol on the brain and body; (2) Identify effective alternatives to using alcohol; and (3) Determine how to say no and respond to difficult situations including those involving alcohol. This program is a collaboration based on evidence based practices and principles and was designed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Scholastic Inc.

Grade 5 health teachers assist during the lessons.