Fill out the form to add your name to the Media Work Group Contact List and let us know what days and times work best for you to meet.
Also if you are available to attend the first meeting before May 11 please select ALL of the times that you would be available from the list on that page.
The first meeting will be set at the most popular time. We will meet for about an hour. An email will be sent out with what meeting time worked best for most people in a few days.
Factsheet about underage drinking from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.
A factsheet about underage drinking published by the CDC.
Underage alcohol consumption is common in the United States and can have harmful outcomes. A comprehensive approach that includes effective policy strategies can prevent underage drinking and related harms.
The federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) works with state, territorial, and local governments and organizations to reduce and prevent underage drinking and its consequences. ICCPUD’s website, StopAlcoholAbuse.gov , provides the latest research and resources to support underage drinking prevention and related issues.
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
Drinking alcohol can harm the growing body and brain. That’s why it’s important for young people
to grow up alcohol-free. And it takes every adult in the community to help young people choose not
to drink alcohol. It takes you. Read More
Please click the link below to access the New Mexico Community Survey funded by the New Mexico Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (NM OSAP) and administered by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE).
You can also share this page or this QR Code for access to the Survey.
Take the survey and enter for a chance to win $500 or $100
Vida Monthly Coalition Meeting
The next monthly coalition meeting will be on Monday, May 9th at 6 pm at the Vida office, 62 Highway 38 and also on Zoom. The Zoom info for the meeting and the meeting agenda will be posted on this page before the meeting. These meetings are open to the public of all ages. Please come and join the effort to prevent youth substance misuse in our community.
Activities at Questa Public Library
Do you like to knit, crochet, embroider, or cross stitch? Well Dropped Stitch is back at the Questa Library!!! Every Thursday at 2:30!
CREATE A SPACE with Twirl at the Questa Library
Youth Program - For more info call 575-586-2023
Fridays - March 25th, April 1st and April 8th @ 1-3pm
Schedule of classes and Special Events at Yoga Sala
This page contains a list of links to online games, quizzes and factsheets that relate to substance misuse prevention. This list will grow over time. If you have a resource that should be added to this list you can email it to email@example.com.
Online Prevention Games
An online Jeopardy Style game that can be played as Jeopardy, Flash Cards or Memory and have questions relating to Alcohol, E-cigarettes, Marijuana, other drugs and fun facts.
Trivia and Quiz Sheets that Relate to Substance Misuse and Prevention
This year the Lucky Leprechaun Saint Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt will start at the Questa Library and the clues will be in the Municipal Park behind the library, around and inside the library. The hunt will be on Thursday, March 17th from 1-5pm. There will also be story time inside the library from 3-5pm. The first clue will be hanging from the bulletin board inside the entrance to the library. Please also take an information card and a compass from the sparkly box that will be under the bulletin board. Also, children must be accompanied by an adult. Please also post any photos that you take during your hunt to your social media with the hashtags #healthyhero and #vidadelnorte 🙂
Have fun and have a safe and happy Saint Patrick's Day!
This list will continue to be developed over time. Please check back periodically to see new content and if you know of resources that might be good on this list please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and data from the CDC about on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults. The bottom of this page also offers many other good resource links.
This page provides tons of links to other resources relating to youth substance misuse. Check out all of the categories under the main text on this page to uncover many additional resources.
This page links to a scholarly research publication addressing substance abuse by youth in rural America. This page only contains a summary of the entire publication. This page also contains links to some related articles. The entire publication can be found here.
In fiscal year 2021 (September 2021 – September 2022), more than 700 DFC coalitions across the United States received funding. In 2019, 1 in 5 Americans lived in a community with a DFC-funded coalition. Since 2005, 51% of the U.S. population has lived in a community with a DFC coalition. Here is a link to a searchable list of the DFC Coalitions provided by the CDC. Go to the List.