Welcome to ALERT Labs, Inc. - A 2004 "Model Program" of the U.S. Department of Education
Alert Labs is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization focused on preventing underage drinking and adult heavy drinking. ALERT also works for the prevention of illegal drug use and illegal use of over the counter and prescription medicine use. It is an empirically demonstrable that other drug use, e.g., marijuana, ecstasy, pain relievers, sedatives, etc. nearly always begins following initiation of alcohol and/or cigarette use. Thus, to prevent alcohol use is to prevent nearly all drug use.
ALERT stands for "Alcohol (and other drug) Laboratories for Education, Research and Training."
ALERT provides evidence-based, "Social Norms" focused prevention programming and "restorative" brief interventions in high school and college settings, or with other organizations serving adolescents.
Through partnerships with community coalitions, universities, high schools, recovery groups, treatment centers, etc. we strive to help those who have or are at-risk of developing substance use disorders. Most of our work is provided free to public and nonprofit groups as a result of our success in obtaining local, state, and federal grants.
NOTE: We can consult with your organization to write grants and/or to provide surveys, posters and programs to develop an effective, comprehensive prevention program. ALERT's program and materials have been tested and statistically proven to reduce youth use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and the consequences of AOD use (e.g., driving under the influence, fighting, missing school, poor grades, suspensions, ...) in college, high school, and other youth-serving settings.
Mar 19, 2011
Posters used in MSA schools during the 2010-11 school year are available now under Media. Note that names of the schools have been omitted to protect the schools' identities.
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
"ALERT Labs, in partnership with Kent ISD and others, has been awarded a new, 5-year, $625,000 Drug Free Communities grant to continue the work begun in 2005 with a 5-year, $500,000 grant for the Making Sobriety Attractive (MSA) program.
The work of the MSA program to prevent adolescents alcohol and other drugs use, begun in 2005, will continue and expand to more schools as part of the new "Positive Influences" prevention program.
More details will be released over the next few weeks.
May 1, 2010
April 2010 "Parents Are Heroes" Newsletter Posted.
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Hosting a Drinking Party for Graduating High School Students Can Result in Arrest, Big Fines and Court Costs, MIP’s for the Guests, and Even Tragedy…. The best choice for Graduation Parties is to go alcohol-free, focusing on activities suited for 18-year olds rather than targeting the party to adults.
Mar 28, 2010
- March 2010 "Parents Are Heroes" Newsletter Posted.
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