• Substance Abuse Prevention

    Our hope is to provide parents and students very important information about drug and alcohol prevention. PISD’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists provide students support and guidance in making healthy decisions in order to be successful in all aspects of their lives. 

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  • National Take Back Day

    Posted by PISD Substance Abuse Specialist on 10/17/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Please go through your prescriptions and donate old or unused medications at any of the locations listed below to keep them from being misused. 

     

     National Take Back Day: Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    PARTICIPANTS NAME

    COLLECTION SITE

    ADDRESS

    CITY

    STATE, ZIP

    ~DISTANCE

     

    If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, sites are added every day.

    PLANO POLICE DEPARTMENT

    PLANO SENIOR HIGH

    2200 INDEPENDENCE PARKWAY

    PLANO

    TX, 75075

    1 miles.

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    COLLIN COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 3

    SAM'S CLUB

    301 COIT RD.

    PLANO

    TX, 75075

    2 miles.

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    DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

    IVY MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    6950 MCCALLUM BLVD.

    DALLAS

    TX, 75252

    4 miles.

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    RICHARDSON POLICE DEPT

    RICHARDSON POLICE SUBSTATION

    PARKING LOT

    2003 EAST RENNER ROAD

    RICHARDSON

    TX, 75082

    4 miles.

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    PLANO POLICE DEPARTMENT

    CLARK HIGH SCHOOL

    523 W SPRING CREEK PARKWAY

    PLANO

    TX, 75023

    4 miles.

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    COLLIN COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 3

    SAM'S CLUB

    1200 E. SPRING CREEK PKWY

    PLANO

    TX, 75074

    4 miles.

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    PLANO POLICE DEPARTMENT

    PLANO WEST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

    5601 WEST PARKER ROAD

    PLANO

    TX, 75093

    5 miles.

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    PLANO POLICE DEPARTMENT

    PLANO EAST SENIOR HIGH

    3000 LOS RIOS BLVD

    PLANO

    TX, 75074

    6 miles.

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    COLLIN COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 3

    SAM'S CLUB

    8621 OHIO DR.

    PLANO

    TX, 75024

    7 miles.

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    DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE

    RICHLAND COLLEGE/DCCCD

    PARKING LOT E

    12800 ABRAMS ROAD

    DALLAS

    TX, 75243

    7 miles.

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    PARKER PD

    PARKER PD

    PARKING LOT NEAR BUILDING RAMP

    5700 E PARKER ROAD

    PARKER

    TX, 75002

    8 miles.

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    MURPHY PD

    MURPHY PD

    206 N. MURPHY RD

    MURPHY

    TX, 75094

    8 miles.

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    ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT

    LOWERY FRESHMAN CENTER

    368 N. GREENVILLE AVE.

    ALLEN

    TX, 75002

    8 miles.

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    BOWIE POLICE DEPARTMENT

    BOWIE POLICE DEPARTMENT

    302 LINDSEY STREET

    DALLAS

    TX, 75230

    10 miles.

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    DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE

    BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE

    3939 VALLEY VIEW LN.

    FARMERS BRANCH

    TX, 75244

    10 miles.

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    CARROLLTON PD

    CARROLLTON PD

    2025 E JACKSON RD

    CARROLLTON

    TX, 75006

    10 miles.

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    DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE

    GARLAND CAMPUS/DCCCD

    NORTH LOT

    675 W. WALNUT ST.

    GARLAND

    TX, 75040

    10 miles.

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    FARMERS BRANCH PD

    FARMERS BRANCH POLICE DEPT

    3723 VALLEY VIEW LANE

    FARMERS BRANCH

    TX, 75244

    10 miles.

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    COLONY PD

    THE COLONY HIGH SCHOOL

    4301 BLAIR OAKS

    THE COLONY

    TX, 75056

    10 miles.

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    FAIRVIEW PD

    FAIRVIEW FIRE STATION #1

    500 SOUTH STATE HWY 5

    FAIRVIEW

    TX, 75069

    11 miles.

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    DALLAS COUNTY HOSP DIST PD

    GARLAND CENTER

    802 HOPKINS ST

    GARLAND

    TX, 75040

    11 miles.

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    CARROLLTON PD

    HEBRON VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    4108 CREEK VALLEY BLVD

    CARROLLTON

    TX, 75010

    12 miles.

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    DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

    DALLAS POLICE NORTHEAST SUBSTATION

    9915 E NORTHWEST HWY

    DALLAS

    TX, 75238

    12 miles.

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    If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, new sites are added every day.

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  • Vape Watch!

    Posted by PISD Substance Abuse Specialist on 9/30/2019

    …...That one of the most concerning issues with vapes, e-cigarettes, etc., is that it is virtually impossible to visually recognize what is or isn’t inside of the vaping device. Most e-juices look similar (brown, tan, reddish oily consistency) and smell very sweet. The reality is most of these devices are obtained on the black market or online, virtually eliminating the ability to definitively identify the contents of any single vaping device and/or pod.

     

    As adults, our first steps include sharing knowledge of this growing issue, keeping a close eye out at home and at school for these devices and sweet smells, staying up to date on available research and resources, and talking with our child(ren). Please take a look at the most recently developed vaping device:Picture and description of a vaping device that looks like watch

    Our PISD Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are dedicated to educating and supporting the students and adults in our school community on the vaping and substance abuse. Throughout the school year, they will be hosting “town hall-style” parent information meetings at the schools listed below on the specified dates:

    • Plano Senior High- September 26th- 7:00 p.m.
    • Plano West Senior High - October 2nd- 6:30 p.m.
    • Plano East Senior High- February 20th- 7:00 p.m.

     Community panel members such as: Plano PD, Collin County Substance Abuse, Access Counseling and OnPoint Families will be in attendance to share their expertise about this critical topic. For more information on substance abuse prevention in Plano ISD, please go to https://www.pisd.edu/substanceabuse or call 469-752-5797.

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  • What's the big deal with vaping

    Posted by Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists on 8/30/2019

    ….That e-cigarettes, vaping devices and “dab” pens can be easily hidden, and are often mistaken for things such as USB drives, writing pens and other household items. Please view the photo below that highlights some of the most difficult type of devices to detect.

    image of different vaping devices

    Use of these devices is most commonly referred to as "vaping" or "juuling". A rechargeable battery supplies electricity to turn juice (the liquid substance inside to vapor, which is inhaled like a cigarette or other smoking devices. Many sources will tell you that “vaping” is harmless. However, most vape juices contain nicotine, so much that a few puffs of an e-cigarette device may contain as much or more nicotine as an entire cigarette. Additionally, e-juice  is often used to incorporate other inhalable drugs into the use of the device. A common version of this is a “dab pen”, an e-cigarette with THC-laced wax, or “dab”, which provides a concentrated method to obtain a marijuana high by inhaling vapor. Possession of a “dab pen” or an electronic device with the “dab” substance could result in a felony offense.

    For more information on substance abuse prevention in Plano ISD, please go to www.pisd.edu/substanceabuse

     or call 469-752-5797.

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    Specialists

    Plano ISD's Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists provide student support and guidance in make healthy decisions to be successful in all aspects of their lives. Drug and alcohol education and prevention programs are also conducted on individual campuses.

    Greg Thomas - gregory.thomas@pisd.edu | 469-752-9226

    • Plano East Senior High School
    • Williams High School
    • McMillen High School
    • Feeder Schools

    Dawne Niethamer - dawne.niethamer@pisd.edu | 469-752-9490

    • Plano Senior High School
    • Vines High School
    • Feeder Schools
    • Guinn Special Programs Center

    Carrie Stevens – carrie.stevens@pisd.edu | 469-752-9726

    • Plano West Senior High School
    • Jasper High School
    • Feeder Schools
    • Guinn Special Programs Center

    Kay Glawe – kay.glawe@pisd.edu | 469-752-6399

    • Shepton High School
    • Feeder Schools
    • Guinn Special Programs Center

    Gary Carter– gary.carter@pisd.edu | 469-752-7252

    • Clark High School
    • Academy High School
    • Guinn Special Programs Center
    • Armstrong Middle School
    • Frankford Middle School
    • Carpenter Middle School