Substance Use/Misuse

Substance abuse is the harmful pattern of using substances leading to impairment or distress. Such substances include tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. One or more of the following behaviors can occur from the use of the above substances:...

PARENTS – Taking an Active Role

Parents play a key role in their children’s lives. It is important for you to know that parents play a significant role in preventing and dealing with alcohol and drugs. Fostering healthy and responsible attitudes, talking openly and honestly, encouraging supportive...

Marijuana withdrawal is real, study shows

A new study reveals that nearly half (47 percent) of people who use marijuana regularly and/or heavily experience cannabis withdrawal syndrome when they try to quit. It is widely believed that the drug is not addictive, but this meta-analysis involving 23,500...

Beyond The Bell Elevator Speech


Beyond The Bell’s focus is on the health and safety of young people ages 9-20 and their parents.  Beyond The Bell provides LifeSkills training and other programs to ensure youth live happy and safe lives and use the tools we provide to enjoy activities that exclude alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs.   

We use evidence-based strategies to build skills and support the needs of young people and thus reduce barriers to their success.

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