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Prevention Agencies Receiving COMBAT Funding

Information is power and funding by COMBAT for Prevention programs offer this through alternative approaches for preventing drug abuse. The funded programs allow Jackson County citizens, young and old, to be armed with what is necessary to make prudent decisions when confronted by unscrupulous villains who for a quick profit would disregard risks to lives and community. Listed here are COMBAT-funded programs run by agencies in Jackson County deemed viable in promoting this effort.

Listing Updated October 2014

12th Street Heritage

Artist Helping The Homeless

Boys & Girls Club of
Eastern Jackson County

Calvary Community
Outreach Network

Center For Conflict Resolution

Child Protection Center

City of Blue Springs

Comprehensive Mental
Health Services

Connections to Success

Crittenton Children's Center

DeLaSalle Education Center

Eastern Jackson County
Schools Collaborative

Eastern Jackson County
Youth Court

Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center

First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention and Recovery

Guadalupe

Housing Services of Kansas City

Independence Youth Court

Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

Kansas City CARE Clinic

Kansas City Metropolitan
Crime Commission

Kansas City Youth Court

Mattie Rhodes Center

Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City

Nets Development League

Niles Home for Children

Ozanam

ReDiscover

ReStart, Inc.

Rose Brooks Center

Synergy

Westside Community
Action Network Center

 

12th Street Heritage
Address: 2124 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 216-6242
Contact: Dwayne Williams

Amount Funded: $ 30,000

Program Summary: Our organization proposes to reduce violence in one of the most violent geographical areas in Kansas City.  Based on one of the evidence based model outlined by the Center for Disease Control, programs which integrate specific key areas are highly effective in reducing violence.  The key areas: parents and families; social and conflict resolution skill; and mentoring.  Our youth mentoring program will infuse these three key areas.  These program services will be geared towards young people ages 10 – 20, during after school hours.  The purpose of this proposal is to reduce violence in an eroding community which has been infested by negative productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.



Artists Helping the Homeless
Address: 3238 Gillham Road
Phone: (816) 668-1007
Contact: Kar Woo
Web:  www.artistshelpingthehomeless.com

Amount Funded: $ 12,000

Program Summary:  The BE THE CHANGE Program seeks to reduce the incidence of violence and drug-alcohol use among homeless persons.  The program works with homeless individuals to meet immediate needs and address underlying causes with a goal of ultimately realizing stable housing away from the perils of life on the streets. This innovative program targets all segments of Kansas City’s homeless population with demonstrated success with both the chronic homeless and young adult males.




Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
Address:
6301 Rockhill Road #303
Phone: (816) 361-3600
Contact: Jason Roth
Web: www.bgc-gkc.org

Amount Funded: $ 95,000

Program Summary: SMART Moves in a nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program that helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as premature sexual activity. SMART Moves is based on a resistance training/social skills model. Using small group activities, the trained service providers teach young people to recognize and resist media influences and peer-pressure to engage in risky health behaviors.



Calvary Community Outreach Network

Address: 2940 Holmes Street
Phone: (816) 531-4683
Contact: Rev. Eric Williams
Web: www.ccon-kc.org

Amount Funded: $26,000
 
Program Summary: HYPE is a media leadership group that creates a positive setting for urban youth ages 10-21. The project utilizes student involvement in media and the performing arts as the vehicle to establish ongoing youth development activities. The program will focus on HIV/AIDS testing, condom use, and reducing premarital sex through the production and performance of dramatic presentations aimed at the target group. The stage play will speak in the language of the youth and disseminate factual and culturally sensitive information in a culturally competent format.



Center for Conflict Resolution
Address: 1212 W Truman Rd
Phone: (816) 461-8255
Contact: Annette Lantz-Simmons
Web: www.mediationkc.org

Amount Funded: $ 20,000
 
Program Summary: The purpose of the CORE Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention Program is to engage up to 200 adults at risk for violence, including ex-offenders, for 15 hours of conflict resolution training.  The program will build individual problem solving skills and foster supportive relationships between six groups of 10-20 people in three different Jackson County Communities: the Ivanhoe Neighborhood, Hillcrest Community Center, and Maywood Baptist Church.  The participants will learn conflict resolution, develop positive peer relationships, establish constructive community connections, reduce recidivism rates among ex-offender participants, and help to


Child Protection Center
Address: 3101 Broadway, Suite 750
Phone: (816) 778-8000
Contact: Elizabeth Banker
Web: www.cpckc.org

Amount Funded: $ 28,000

Program Summary: The Child Protection Center Program prevents drug abuse and drug related crimes for alleged victims of child abuse who are referred to the Child Protection Center. Forensic Interviewers provide forensic interviews and extended forensic interviews for children suspected of being sexually or physically abused, neglected, or who have witnessed homicide or extreme violence. Through forensic interviews and extended forensic interviews the CPC identifies children who have been abused and are therefore at increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse. Family Support Specialists provide support and education to caretakers of these children to help them understand the correlation between child abuse and increased risk for substance abuse and criminal activity.



City of Blue Springs
Address: 1100 SW Main
Phone: (816) 228-0178
Contact: Sgt. Allen Kintz
Web: www.bluespringsgov.org

Amount Funded: $ 24,000

Program Summary: There are 3-5 classroom presentations per grade that provide education to supply youth with information, resources, and appropriate individual characteristics. ClEEO officers also provide mentoring sessions, called “mini case management”, which are short duration, usually one-time, one-on-one intervention and redirection for students who have exhibited non-criminal “at-risk” behaviors. The specific activities that take place at the CYOU are principally intake assessments and counseling with a licensed counselor and “Case Management” counseling sessions with a CLEEO Officer. Services may also include community service activities, drug testing, decision-making classes, and clinical sessions, or referral to another agency for treatment.



Comprehensive Mental Health Services
Address: 10901 E Winner Road
Phone: (816) 254-3652
Contact: Saundra Sheppard
Web: www.thecmhs.com

Amount Funded: $ 42,000

Program Summary: The CMHS Prevention Specialist provides Life Skills Training groups for identified groups of students in each of our partner schools. Using the curriculum as a basis for group discussion centering on how substance abuse affects social relationships, school performance, and family. The LST program is based on research, and teaches students about the causes of substance abuse. It addresses all of the most important risk factors leading adolescents to use drugs by teaching a combination of health information, general life skills, and drug resistance skills.



Connections to Success

Address: 3120 Troost Avenue
Phone:  (816) 561-5115
Contact: Karla Bronaugh
Web: www.connectionstosuccess.org

Amount Funded: $ 26,000

Program Summary: Connections to Success provides a tertiary substance abuse prevention program, Transitions to Success, to Jackson County ex- offenders re-entering their communities based on a nationally recognized evidence-based model. This program incorporates aspects of workforce readiness training, individualized case management and job retention services, job placement and transitional jobs to support offenders in securing and maintaining gainful employment, with referrals being provided by Missouri Probation and Parole.

 


Crittenton Children’s Center
Address: 10918 Elm Avenue
Phone: (816) 765-6600
Contact: Adam May
Web: www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org

Amount Funded: $ 28,000

Program Summary: Crittenton Children’s Center Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) is demonstrated to substantially reduce the incidence of violence and substance abuse among adolescents who have been exposed to multiple adverse life experiences which, if not proactively addressed, result in high likelihood of substance abuse.  Within the structure of our residential program, SAPP engages approximately 250 Jackson County youth each year, girls and boys ages 13-19, who are challenged by mental illness and behavioral concerns.



DeLaSalle Education Center

Address: 3740 Forest
Phone: (816) 561-4445
Contact: Rochelle dePriest
Web: www.delasallecenter.org

Amount Funded: $ 34,100

Program Summary: The DeLaSalle Prevention Program is a substance abuse prevention program that targets students who exhibit risk factors of academic failure in school, truancy, antisocial behavior, rebelliousness, and lack of commitment to school.  The program has two components: the Discovery Program and the Reading Program. Discovery is a two day program required for all new students and is designed to enhance protective factors.  The reading program is to provide individual and small group reading instruction for at least 180 students.



Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative

Address: 1501 NW Jefferson, Blue Springs, MO  64015
Phone: (816) 224-1383
Contact: David Foster
Web: www.bluesprings-schools.net

Amount Funded: $ 46,000

Program Summary: The services of the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator are available to all school-aged children (ages 5-18) within the respective school districts of the EJCSC-GKC, although the focus differs depending upon the type(s) of service(s) to be provided. For instance, discipline referrals for substance use, violence, or related behaviors usually are made by an administrator, either at the building level or from the Central Office from the district where the student attends school. On occasion a student may present in the school environment in a state of crisis, and thus an immediate referral is made to and addressed by the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator. Once referred, the standard practice is for the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator to meet with the student together with his or her parent(s) for and evaluation.


Eastern Jackson County Youth Court
Address: 3310 NE Rennau Drive, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64064
Phone: (816) 524-4301
Contact: Judge Susan Watkins

Amount Funded: $ 56,355

Program Summary: The Eastern Jackson County Youth Court (EJCYC) serves as a peer diversion program for juveniles ages 7 to 17 (primary ages are 11 to 17) who commit criminal offenses within the city limits of Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Greenwood, Sugar Creek and the unincorporated areas of Jackson County, Missouri patrolled by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The EJCYC exists to hold juvenile offenders accountable for delinquent behavior, to provide positive peer-led justice while promoting leadership and positive youth behavior to provide education for drug, alcohol and crime prevention and thus enhance juvenile criminal activity. The EJCYC as a peer court is an effective tool to handle these types of juvenile crimes by following the prevention principle that peer-led interventions for youth with non-problematic youth are more effective than adult-led approaches. “Peer pressure, which can be a risk factor for delinquency, is harnessed in youth courts to exert a powerful, positive influence over adolescent behavior.”


Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center
Address: 2416 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 921-3164
Contact: Antonette Collins
Web: www.emmanuelschildcare.org

Amount Funded: $ 12,000

Program Summary: The Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (YVPI) is a collaborative effort in conjunction with Central and DeLaSalle High School (youth ages 12-17). YVPI provides intensive community-based case management and monitoring for approximately 100 high-risk youth with the goal of prevention them from becoming victims or perpetrators of violent crime.  Emmanuel Community Center will work closely with the Kansas City Public School District, DeLaSalle Charter School and other state and city agencies to reduce youth violence in the city by ensuing these young people are equipped with evidenced based tools and strategies, such as those outlined in STRYVVE (Striving To Reduce Crime Everywhere), a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control.


First Call Alcohol/ Drug Prevention & Recovery
Caring For Kids
Address:
9091 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO  64114
Phone: (816) 361-5900
Contact: Michelle Comtois
Web: www.firstcallkc.org

Amount Funded: $ 35,000

Program Summary: Caring for Kids targets at-risk Kansas City metro-area adolescents and young children living in families where someone has a substance use disorder.  Comprised of seven, 1.5 hour sessions and utilizing a written curriculum, the purpose of the program is to help participants remain free of drug/alcohol use and regain a healthy, productive lifestyle.  Approximately 200 children/youth will be served by the project during the grant year.  Young children (7-12) and adolescents (13-17) are separated into two classes with age-appropriate curriculums.



First Call Alcohol/ Drug Prevention & Recovery
Violence Interruption Program
Address:
9091 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO  64114
Phone: (816) 361-5900
Contact: Michelle Comtois
Web: www.firstcallkc.org

Amount Funded: $ 17,000

Program Summary: OBPP is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, junior high or high schools. The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy.



Guadalupe Centers

Address: 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez, Kansas City, MO  64108
Phone: (816) 421-1015
Contact: Ricky Olivares
Web: www.guadalupecenters.org

Amount Funded:
$54,000

Program Summary:  The Guadalupe Centers Somos El Futuro Lions Quest skills for Adolescents program provides students in the target schools with weekly life skills classes that emphasize  drug and alcohol prevention as well as community problem solving activities. Somos El Futuro utilizes the SAMHSA recognized science based prevention program Skills for Adolescence, for middle school students as the basis of its instruction. The curriculum is an internationally recognized research based program that is age appropriate and addresses the legal, social, personal and health consequences of alcohol and other drugs. The program also utilizes counselors from the Guadalupe Centers Social Service Component and supplemental curriculum materials developed by MOCSA to address the negative effects of violent and disruptive behaviors, including sexual harassment and abuse.


Housing Services of Kansas City
Address: 920 Main Street, #701, Kansas City, MO  64105
Phone: (816) 968-4100
Contact: Diana Adorno Boody
Web:  www.nhsofkcmo.org

Amount Funded: $ 37,000

Program Summary: Housing Authority of Kansas City (HAKC) and COMBAT come together in a closely-held partnership to facilitate address drug and violence prevention measures in the Paseo Corridor.  The HAKC/COMBAT partnership merges COMBAT programs and other community-based service providers, and houses them in one location to form the HAKC/COMBAT Drug Prevention and Resource Center and the Clymer Community Center, in the Theron B. Watkins family development.



Independence Youth Court

Address: 111 E Maple Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 325-7750
Contact: Judge Susan Watkins
Web: http://www.ci.independence.mo.us

Amount Funded: $ 83,636

Program Summary: Peer court adjudication is conducted monthly by trained youth volunteers, under supervision of adult volunteers, in the municipal courtroom as a diversion alternative to the traditional juvenile court system. The criminal cases are referred to the Independence Youth Court by the Independence Police Department and include both status offenses (such as curfew, truancy and runaway) and delinquent offenses (such as possession of tobacco, drugs or alcohol, disorderly conduct, assault, vandalism, false information, trespassing or shoplifting). 


Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
Address: 3700 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 921-6611
Contact: Yolanda Young
Web:  www.incthrives.org

Amount Funded: $ 30,000

Program Summary: The Ivanhoe Positive Alternatives project is a series of structured programs, monthly activities and special events that are designed to promote positive alternatives to delinquency, drugs, violence and other criminal activities for youth and families in the Ivanhoe neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods; thus, encouraging youth to stay in school, pursue higher education or job skills, and lead productive lives when they become adults.


Kansas City CARE Clinic
Address: 3515 Broadway, Kansas City, MO  64111
Phone: (816) 753-5144
Contact:
Dennis Dunmyer
Web:  www.kccareclinic.org

Amount Funded: $ 20,000

Program Summary: The purpose of the proposed program is to continue a 5-year partnership between the Kansas City CARE Clinic and DeLaSalle High School students.  Specifically, the program utilizes the All Stars curriculum as its guiding prevention intervention framework.  All Stars is an evidence-based practice, certified by SAMHSA that is effective in preventing substance abuse and violent behavior and increasing pro-social behaviors.  Kansas City CARE Clinic staff will implement the All Stars intervention in required health classes at DeLaSalle (13 sessions per class; 3 classes per semester, for a total of 6 classes per academic year), and will reach a total of 108 students over the course of the academic year.

 



Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission
Address: 3100 Broadway, Suite 226, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 960-6800
Contact: Barry Mayer
Web:  www.kc-crime.org

Amount Funded: $ 24,000

Program Summary: The Metropolitan Community Service Program partners with Missouri Probation & Parole to provide positive, pro-social work environments for those ordered to perform community service while under supervision by Missouri Probation & Parole. Clients are typically 18-24 year old African-American males assessed by Missouri Probation & Parole to be medium to high risk to violate their probation/parole or commit new crimes. MCSP’s sister program, the Second Chance Program, at the Crime Commission is a resource for clients who need connections with community assistance to help with their successful re-entry. The Oasis Program is included in an assignment to the Adopt Prospect worksite and includes classroom opportunity for clients to work with staff who relate with students in interpersonally sensitive and constructive ways to address criminogenic needs or dynamic risk factors, such as, criminal personality; antisocial attitudes; values and beliefs; low self-control; criminal peers; etc.



Kansas City Youth Court

Address: 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 235-1663
Contact: Mary Kay O’ Malley

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

Program Summary: A diversion program of the Jackson County Family Court, in collaboration with the Kansas City Police Department, for first-time, non-violent youth offenders who live in Kansas City. Using a strategy of peer adjudication and mentoring, KCYC assists young people, who have committed delinquent acts and are at risk for drug pressure and high tolerance towards drug use, by taking personal responsibility for their actions (sanctions), learning positive strategies for avoiding delinquent conduct in the future, and increasing connectedness with the community through service. 



Mattie Rhodes

Address: 1740 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-2536
Contact: Alisha Gambino
Web:  www.matterhodes.org

Amount Funded: $42,000

Program Summary: This project concentrates on high-crime areas in the Northeast to deliver this evidence-based violence, crime, and drug prevention project. The first component, the EXPLORE after school violence prevention program, takes place at our Northeast Mattie Rhodes location. The second component, the in-school crisis intervention, takes place in partnership with the KCMO School District with Mattie Rhodes Center school social workers at James Elementary, East High School, and Northeast High School. Together, these components represent evidence-based violence prevention programming aimed at the needs of (predominantly Hispanic) youth in the Northeast neighborhood, which is characterized with high violent crime.



Neighborhood Housing Services of KCMO
49/63 Neighborhood Coalition
Address: 5418 Lydia, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 333-4963
Contact: Vonda Jones
Web:  www.4963.org

Amount Funded: $ 24,000

Program Summary: The Community Youth Council is a mentoring and re-entry program for youthful offenders housed in the residential facilities of the Jackson County Court. The Council brings youth services professionals together with adult volunteers recruited from the 49/63 and adjacent Blue Hills neighborhoods, to prepare juveniles about to be released from residential programs for a successful transition back into their home neighborhoods.


Nets Development League
Address: 11610 E 60th St., Kansas City, MO  64133
Phone: (816) 701-6238
Contact: Terrance Vick
Web:  www.netsdevelopmentleague.com

Amount Funded: $ 12,500

Program Summary: B.A.D (Better Adolescent Decisions) Ball is a program designed to increase pro-social behavioral skills demonstrated by adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders within a sports context. The targeted population is adolescents K-5th Grade who have high office and/or recovery room referrals. Through this programs, the kids and parents will work with the school counselor/social worker/behavior disorder specialist to identify and serve the families of disruptive children through the combination of treatment and parental skill building.  Through B.A.D Ball, we expect to see a reduction of adolescents arguing and defying adult requests, adolescents demonstrating anger and loss of temper as it related to being sent to the office and/or recovery room and adolescents taking accountability and ownership for their actions.



Niles Home for Children

Address: 1911 E. 23rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 241-3448
Contact: Yolanda Carson
Web:  www.nhc-kc.org

Amount Funded: $ 21,000

Program Summary:  The Niles Home for Children Choices of Champions prevention program aligns with both the Selective Prevention Measures and Indicated Prevention Measures categories and targets a population of low-income, underserved youth at risk for substance use and abuse such as youth who are failing academically, those who live in high drug use neighborhoods, and or those showing early danger signs. Other program activities include coordinating a teen summit on prevention with speakers and presentations, and active participation in community events, forums and programs, providing small group sessions. Materials distributed include brochures, electronic and social media that strongly supports the Information Dissemination and Education Prevention Strategies.



Ozanam
Address: 421 E. 137th Street, Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone: (816) 508-3600
Contact: Linda Hosman
Web:  www.ozanam.org

Amount Funded: $ 20,000

Program Summary: The Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) is an outreach program of Ozanam with a mission to reduce the risk of and incidence of illegal or age-inappropriate use or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. BIST is a preventive/proactive model that provides a systematic way for teachers to intervene early with students whose behavior(s) are disruptive and/or harmful. Funds are used to train educators to address students who are experiencing academic and behavioral failure and a lack of commitment to school.



ReDiscover

Address: 901 NE Independence Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Phone: (816) 246-8000
Contact: Marsha Palmer-Thelwell
Web:  www.rediscovermh.org

Amount Funded: $ 135,000

Program Summary: The project mitigates risks and enhances protective factors among youth at-risk for substance abuse. It links the efforts of police, prevention, and treatment providers through the delivery of substance abuse prevention programming and support for crime reduction safety and treatment. Assessment, therapy, education, and referral are provided in nine middle and high schools across two cities (Lee’s Summit and Grandview).



ReStart, Inc.

Address: 918 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 472-5664
Contact: Amber Dahl
Web:  www.restartinc.org

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

Program Summary:  reStart’s Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program provides intensive, targeted prevention serves to homeless using a modified version of the Residential Student Assistance Program (RASP) – an evidence based practice proven effective in preventing and reducing alcohol and other drug use among high-risk, multi-problem youth and young adults ages 12-25.  Although the program was designed for youth in residential settings like reStart’s YES and YTL programs, it has also been implemented in other community settings.  Our Youth Substance Abuse Prevention specialist has successfully adapted the program to meet the needs of both residential and outreach youth and young adults at reStart, Inc.


Rose Brooks Center
Address: P.O. Box 320599, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 523-5550
Contact: Stephanie Milby
Web:  www.rosebrooks.org

Amount Funded: $ 82,000

Program Summary: Rose Brooks Center’s Project SAFE program is a unique and dynamic school-based prevention program that addresses the multiple domains of community, school, and the individual’s risk factors of: favorable attitudes toward use of substances; lack of attachment and involvement in school; aggressive behavior; isolation, and lack of knowledge about the negative consequences of using illegal substances. The protective factors of Prevention Specialists who are caring adults located in the schools offer students individual counseling, weekly peer support groups, and specialized prevention curriculum.



Synergy

Address: 3909 Harrison St., Kansas City, MO  64110
Phone: (816) 587-4100
Contact: Brandy Harrington
Web:  www.synergyservices.org

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

Program Summary: Synergy’s Connected program (part of the agency’s overall STOP Violence program) is a comprehensive, semester-long program that is facilitated at the classroom level. It is an age appropriate bullying prevention program that promotes empathy and helps address and eliminate bullying behavior in children. The program focuses on identifying bullies, understanding the types and causes of bullying, and offers children strategies to counteract peer abuse. Get Connect targets students in grades K-8 in Jackson County, Missouri and gives thousands of children the knowledge, tools and confidence needed to prevent and overcome many of the everyday conflicts and challenges they often confront.

 



Westside Community Action Network Center
Address: 2136 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-1298
Contact: Lynda Callon
Web:  www.westsidecan.org

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

Program Summary: WCAN provides opportunities through a variety of special events where children and youth can be involved in productive pro-social roles, instruction in the necessary skills for success in those roles, and consistent systems of recognition and reinforcement for pro-social development. Community bonding activities include: Spring Fling/Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Splash Picnic, Back to School Pep Rally, Family Campout, Old Fashioned Family Fall Festival, Holiday Party, neighborhood sidewalk sales, and a community garden worked with Alta Vista High School and Primitivo Garcia School. In addition, the police officers make weekly visits to the four neighborhood schools discussing bullying, the consequences of decision-making, and the repercussions of drug usage.

 
           
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