Groton Alliance for Substance use Prevention (GASP)
To promote community wellness through evidence-based prevention and health promotion strategies.
GASP was formed in July 1999 to address substance abuse in our community among our youth population (12-20 years of age). The coalition represents a collaboration of several dedicated, local agencies, parents, teens, and other interested community members:
GASP is funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and SERAC.
Become a Member
Become a member of the Groton Alliance for Substance use Prevention! Make a difference in the lives of Groton youth. Contact Carolyn Wilson at 860-446-3062 or email@example.com for more information.
Delaying Alcohol Use Onset
- We Need to Delay the Age of Onset of Alcohol Consumption
- Sensitive Periods for Adolescent Alcohol Use Initiation: Predicting the Lifetime Occurrence and Chronicity of Alcohol Problems in Adulthood
- Prevention 101: Delay the Onset of First Use
Tips for Keeping Your Teen’s Party Alcohol-Free
- Work with your teen on a guest list ahead of time and set a limit on the number of attendees.
- Ask teens to leave purses or backpacks in locked cars or at the front door. Discourage teens from going back and forth from your home to their cars.
- Lock up any alcohol in your home
- Provide plenty to keep them entertained. Use TV, swimming pool, video games, karaoke machines, etc.
- Provide plenty of space for them to hang out comfortably where you can see them but not hover over them.
- Do not use a punch bowl or pitcher.
- Monitor behavior by circulating your home and interacting with teens.
- Never let a teen you believe to be impaired drive home.
For more information, visit bethewall.org
- Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use
- Cash from cannabis companies creates conflicted researchers
- Review Investigates Adverse Effects of Cannabidiol
- GASP Timeline
- 2021 Year in Review
- 2020 Year in Review
- 2019 Year in Review
- 2018 Year in Review
- 2019 Info Brief
- Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse Brochure
- Safeguard Your Medicine & Know What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet
- Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse Fact Sheet
- Recovery Works: Get Your Business on the Road to Recovery
- A Guide to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
- Cannabis: The Current State of Affairs
- A Guide for Alcohol Delivery and Carry Out
- SAMHSA: Marijuana Resources