November 2012 Newsletter


November’s Offline Happenings!

November 1, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Siouxland CARES Advisory Board/SPF SIG Committee
Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, 101 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa
November 2, 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Addressing and Treating Nicotine Addiction with your Patients

Jackson Recovery Centers, 800 5th Street, Sioux City, Iowa
(712) 234-2300
November 9, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Supervisor’s Drug Free Workplace Training

Jackson Recovery Centers, 800 5th Street, Sioux City, Iowa
Registration:  Christy Stinger, Phone (712) 234-2308, Fax (712) 234-2398
November 15, 2012
Great American Smokeout
November 27, 2012
Bully Prevention Summit

Des Moines, Iowa

MYTH:  Snuff and chewing tobacco are safe because there’s no smoke.

FACT:  Smokeless tobacco can cause mouth and throat cancer, high blood pressure and dental problems.  It can also lessen the senses of taste and smell and cause bad breath.

Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes.

Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide the resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully. To learn about the available tools, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.


Congratulations to our Young Ambassador Nominees 

The following were recognized in a special ceremony on October 15, 2012:

Roy Barker, Juliana Benitez, Madison Brown, Elizabeth Clay, Andrew Clay, Drake Coupland, Abigail Duenas, Kevin Greigg, Kaylee Henn, Michael James, Kathrine Johnson, Erykah Jones, John Paul Keane, Mariah Lanning, Fatyma Magana, Abby McCarthy, Alex Miller, Emily Mueller, Penny Nguyen, Ashley Olveda, Heavenleigh Pettiford, Bryce Reynolds, Noah Roerig, Shay Sargent, Brandon Schroder, Jackson Schroeder, Emersyn Sims, Taylor Strawn, Abbie Tornell, Evan Townley, Stephanie Warnstadt, Jarek Wittern.

A special thanks for the Red Ribbon Kick-Off Event!!

Special thanks to the Long Lines Family Rec Center and our sponsors: Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools, Blue Bunny, Briar Cliff University CHOICES, Briar Cliff University SIFE, Bully Prevention Community Coalition, Chesterman Co., Clear Channel Radio, Girl Scouts, Jackson Recovery Centers, Mercy Medial Center-REAP, Siouxland CARES, Siouxland Community Health Center, Siouxland District Health-Tobacco Preven­tion, Sioux City Bandits, Sioux City Elks Lodge 112, Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Comission, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux City Parks and Recreation, Sioux City Police and Woodbury County Sheriff’s Department Officers/DARE, Sioux City Community Schools Pupil Services and Equity Department, Sioux City Young Ambassadors, and The Crittenton Center.


Siouxland Fact

500 parents and students attended the Red Ribbon Kick-Off Event on Monday evening, October 15, at the Long Lines Family Rec Center.

Let us give thanks for those striving for better emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Let us give thanks for family and friends.
Let us give thanks for individual and community efforts to eliminate the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and its related violence.
Let us give thanks to you for your continued support of a safe, healthy, and drug-free community

Bullying Information
Contact the Boys Town National Hot Line,
1-800-448-3000 or
the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline,
1-800-273-8255 or
A Youth Counseling Hotline,
Additional Resources:

Find out more about the beSomebody campaign by connecting to the Siouxland CARES website at or or Like us on beSomebody Facebook page.

Tri-State Curfew

The following curfew is now in effect in Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Woodbury County, Iowa, North Sioux City, South Dakota, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Dakota County, Nebraska. Please enforce these times in your home.

 10:00 p.m. for minors under the age of 14
11:00 p.m. for minors ages 14 and 15
Midnight for minors ages 16 and 17  

About Siouxland CARES.

Siouxland CARES (Community-wide Awareness, Resources, Education and Support) About Substance Abuse is a community coalition comprised of 350 volunteers. Volunteers for Siouxland CARES (representing 12 community systems) and staff contributed 16,845 hours in 2011 to CARES programs and services. The mission of CARES is to improve the quality of life in Siouxland by eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and related violence.

The Anti-Drug is Communication.
Ask Who? Ask What? Ask Where?
It’s not pestering, it’s parenting!

Trustworthiness:   Think it.  Be it.
Respect:  Give it.  Get it.
Responsibility:  Take it.  Teach It.
Fairness:  Share it.  Practice it.
Caring:  Show it.  Receive it.
Citizenship:  Have it.  Honor it.
Make Your Character Count in Siouxland!!


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