Project ALERT Program

Motivates the students against drug use, provides skills and strategies to resist drugs, and establishes some new non-use attitudes and beliefs. Project ALERT focuses on why people use and don’t use drugs, consequences of smoking cigarettes and marijuana, drinking consequences and alternatives, internal and external pressures to use, inhalant abuse and resistance skills. The Project ALERT program is a 12 week program and teaches the whole classroom by coming in once a week for forty-five minutes to an hour. Grades 6th through 8th.

Known facts about Alcohol

The use of alcohol is getting greater because alcohol is the number one drug of choice for younger students. Many kids have their first drink at age 10 or 11. Children experiment with alcohol because they are under the impression that drinking will make them cooler. They get their ideas of being cool from peer-pressure, magazines, tv shows and commercials. Students who drink often have problems with school. Drinking can damage a student’s ability to study well and get decent grades, as well as affect sports performance. Drinking often can lead to binge drinking. Binge drinking is considered having five or more drinks in a row. In the 2010 Lucas County Youth Survey, when asked about binge drinking, 54.5% of the students reported binge drinking 1-2 times and 7% of the students reported binge drinking 11 or more times in the last 30 days. The consequences from drinking alcohol can be severe and put their health at risk.

What is alcohol?

Alcohol is considered a psychoactive drug and has the effects of a depressant. It can change a person’s ability to speak, along with his/her perceptions, emotions, along with their vision and hearing.



Other Harbor Services

Individual and Group Counseling
Community Support Services
Developmental Pediatrics
Child Psychology
Psychiatric Evaluation
School-Based Programs
Psychological Testing
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment
Vocational & Rehabilitation Services
Career Assessments
Community Based Counseling
Integrated/Primary Care
Parenting Groups
Medication Management
Dual Diagnosis
On-Site Pharmacy
Wellness Education
Telehealth Services


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