is the overindulgence in and dependence of a drug or other chemical leading to effects that are detrimental to the
individual's physical and mental health, or the welfare of others (Wikipedia). Research indicates that parents, grandparents, elders, foster parents, teachers, youth leaders, coaches and others can play a major role in keeping young people from using illicit drugs, alcohol or tobacco. Many people believe that being responsible for a child is the most important job you will ever have. You are helping children and young people become adults who will, in turn, be parents, caregivers, employees, friends, aunts, uncles, neighbors, followers and leaders. It is your support and influence that will help determine the adult that the child turns out to be. We hope that you will use this Oonondaga Central School web site and share it with others as a starting point for helping the children you care for and care about to stay alcohol, tobacco and drug-free. Click on the links below for information.
Teaching Kids About the Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Prescription Drug Abuse
Illegal Drug Abuse