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Rossford Schools work on drug and alcohol prevention

ROSSFORD, OHIO (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) -

Nearly8 percent of Rossford eighth-graders say they've used alcohol this year. Now adistrict program is helping students make positive choices.

Accordingto the district's prevention surveys, 35 percent of students will have usedalcohol by the time they reach high school. Jim Snider is working to changethat.

"Justbecause you make one mistake, you shouldn't judge yourself," said Snider,prevention specialist with the Wood County Educational Service Center.

Snideris in Rossford classrooms every day, teaching students about drug and alcoholprevention. He warns that just because students may still be playing with toysdoesn't mean they are not faced with grown up decisions.

"Thenumber one drug of abuse in all of our youth is alcohol," Snider said. "Whenyou look at most kids, if you ask the child where could they get alcohol from,they say, ‘I can go home, it's right there.'"

Sniderstarts teaching students as early as second grade about the importance of beingdrug-free.

"It'snever too early," said Jeremy Sims, a Rossford parent. "It shouldn't just betaught in school, it should be taught at home, too. Even if you're a parent andyou do things like that, you shouldn't do things like that in front of yourkids."

Inclass, students learn that having a positive self image will help them say noto drugs.

"Youngpeople make bad choices sometimes," Snider said. "It doesn't make them badchildren."

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