The Toms River Regional Schools Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Program incorporates evaluation, referral for treatment, continuity of care and prevention components into its comprehensive alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Program has two components:
a. Students who are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs (including anabolic steroids); and
b. Referrals from students, students referring other students, staff members and the community through consultation and information.
Age Specific Learning
Alcohol and substance abuse education is based on age specific learning: Elementary education is based upon character building, self-esteem activities and resiliency training. It is taught in a variety of academic and after school activities, including Lion’s Quest, The Homework Club and other community activities designed to involve families.
Middle and high school education is based upon the reinforcing motivations to avoid alcohol and other drugs while developing a broader outlook. It focuses on understanding the potential long term effects of substance use. These prevention programs are offered through individual conflict resolution, peer leadership groups, health instruction, support groups and guest speakers.