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Keeping Our Students Safe, Healthy & In School

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse

The need for prevention and intervention efforts surrounding student alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) abuse is paramount to the goal of keeping our students safe, healthy, and in school. In support of these efforts, each district board of education is required to establish a comprehensive program of prevention, intervention, referral for evaluation, referral for treatment and continuity of care for student ATOD abuse (N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-10 and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-3, 6A:16-4 and 6A:16-6). Fostering an environment where students can develop protective factors and resiliency skills is essential in decreasing the prevalence and occurrence of student ATOD abuse and related at-risk behaviors. Provided below are resources that may be of assistance to families and educators.

Opioid Information for Parents and Student-Athletes

Related Statutes and Regulations

  • N.J.S.A. 18A:40A. Substance Abuse
  • The following codes can be found at N.J.A.C. 6A:16
  • N.J.A.C. 6A:16-3. Comprehensive Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse Programs
  • N.J.A.C. 6A: 16-4. Procedures for Alcohol & Other Substance Abuse Intervention


For Families

For Schools

Comprehensive Resources that include Prevention, Intervention and Continuity of Care

Additional Information and Research

Reports & Surveys

Other Related Statutes and Regulations

State and Federal Government Agencies

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