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National Bullying Prevention Month

 October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Every October, individuals from across the nation and around the world unite with the powerful message that bullying should never be a part of childhood (PACER, 2020). National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention (PACER, 2020).

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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:...

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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...

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Impacts of Bullying

Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying often occurs repeatedly over time. According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 19% of students grades 9-12 report being bullied on school property in...

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The Addiction of Marijuana

As most of you already know marijuana is the most commonly used drug illegal drug in the world.It has recently become legal in a couple states. People can make the argument that marijuana does not have any negative effects, but they are wrong. Becoming addicted to...

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Vaping Info

The U.S. Surgeon general declares vaping an epidemic among youth!             Since 2014, vaping and e-cigarette devices are the most commonly used tobacco products among young people. According to the CDC, in 2018, approximately 3.6 million young people used an...

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What is marijuana?

What is marijuana? Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis Indica plant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds.Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the...

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The Definition of Alcoholism

When in relationship with an alcoholic, whether it’s a working relationship, romantic, or a family member, you will notice changes in them. Behaviors of alcoholics include how much they drink as well as their drinking patterns. This can range from binge drinking,...

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How Many People Drink Alcohol?

How Many People Drink Alcohol? Alcohol consumption is more common than use of tobacco or any illicit drug, including marijuana. About a quarter of Americans try alcohol before age 18, and more than three-quarters of adults try alcohol by age 25. Current alcohol use is...

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Shatter the Myths

The percentage of underage drinkers has actually decreased by one third over the last 10 years. However, there is still work to be done! Research shows that young people’s brains keep developing well into their 20s. Alcohol can alter this development, potentially...

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Beyond the Bell effectively provides prevention programs, interventions and/or resources when appropriate to reduce substance use in youth.

DeKalb County

1000 Iris Drive, Suite G1
Conyers, GA 30094

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Upson County

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Thomaston, GA 30286
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Macon, GA 31204
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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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