ATOD or Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs are mood altering substances that affect the brain and body. When a person drinks alcohol, smokes a cigarette or snorts heroin, the drug causes a spike in dopamine levels in the brain, resulting in a rush of euphoria or pleasure.
Research has shown that people generally take drugs to either feel good or feel better. Some people begin to experience tolerance and/or withdrawal and begin abusing drugs. Abuse of drugs can lead to physical, financial, work and/or relationship problems. Abuse can lead to drug dependence negatively impacting the individual, family members and the community.
The people of Medina County by their support of the Anti-Drug Levy are making a commitment to address drug abuse. The Medina County Drug Abuse Commission takes a three-dimensional approach to drug abuse by funding drug enforcement, drug prevention and drug treatment.
Drug Enforcement arrests and aids in the prosecution of drug traffickers; school prevention programs enhance protective factors by teaching life skills to help youth make healthy choices and live a drug-free life. Treatment programs provide persons who are dependent on drugs hope and recovery.
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