S.M.A.R.T., Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening individuals, families, and communities.

S.M.A.R.T., Inc. has three areas of focus: Local Prevention Council (LPC), Parent University and Family, School and Community Events.

 April is
                                          Alcohol Awareness Month

If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:

  • Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
  • Keep track of how much you drink.
  • Choose a day each week when you will not drink.
  • Don’t drink when you are upset.
  • Avoid places where people drink a lot.
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink.
 Got Drugs? Prescription Take Back
4/30 9am to 2pm
The Southbury Resident Trooper's office is hosting a prescription and over-the-counter take back day---- Saturday April 30th at 421 Main Street from 9-2 pm.
Bring your outdated, unknown and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe collection and disposal. 
They will NOT accept:
intravenous solutions,
injectables, needles or thermometers,
NO illicit substances - marijuana, metamphetamines, etc.
This is an excellent way to clean out your cabinets!
Next S.M.A.R.T. Events:
In April:                      
Screen Time: How Much Is Too Much?
The Impact on your Child's Development            

Our culture is saturated with the use of electronic devices. Everywhere we look we see it: restaurants, malls, family get-togethers. It is impossible to escape. As parents, in this electronic age we live in, one common question we ask is: How Much is Too Much? With electronics being such a fabric of our current culture, how do we decide? What effects is this or will this have on my child down the road? What does research tell us about the impact this new reality has on our child's overall development? What are the current signs that may indicate that this is becoming a problem and what can we as parents do to remediate it?

Mark Augustine, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has addressed related issues within his private practice as well as conducting parenting trainings on the challenges of managing electronic use with our children. He has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. He is also a parent of 2 children and understands on a personal level how the use of electronics can test us as parents.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South, Room 205
In May:  
           2016 Parent Survival Guide:
A panel discussion to inform concerned parents about the dangers of drugs and how to prevent their children from drug experimentation.
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South, Room 205

Do you know what to do if you suspect your child is using alcohol, tobacco or other drugs?
Do you know how to have a meaningful conversation with your child about substance use?
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