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Neighbor to Neighbor...

The Telluride School District’s Positive Alternative Team has endeavored for a number of years to educate the youth of Telluride about the hazards of substance abuse. Although it was originally formed as a school focus group, the team has continued to expand in membership and is now comprised of  a wide cross section of the community.  It includes school administrators, students, professional counselors, officials from law enforcement and social services agencies, domestic violence and victim advocate groups, religious leaders, parents and concerned citizens. All of these people are working toward the common goal of creating a positive and safe environment in which to raise our most valuable asset- the children of our community.

The team has successfully presented a number of educational programs in our schools on the topic of substance abuse and have attracted speakers and presenters of international acclaim. Our task is to seek positive alternatives and solutions to the problems that are daily encountered by the youth of our community.  

It is the Positive Alternative Team’s desire to expand our educational message to the parents and adults of this community who play an integral role in creating the environment in which we raise our children.  The Positive Alternative Team would like to introduce you to our weekly informational piece “Neighbor to Neighbor”, that is intended to educate and inform people about the consequences of substance abuse and provide information about the resources available to anyone seeking guidance or assistance on these matters.

No preaching. No judgment. We sincerely believe that information raises awareness and consciousness. Furthermore, we believe in the axiom that it takes a village to raise a child and would seek your support, assistance and collaboration in this effort. Heart to heart, neighbor to neighbor, we support the proposition that excellence comes naturally and it is all about choices.  Together, as a community, we can make a difference.

The Positive Alternative Team is directed to the Youth and Adults the Telluride Community

We need your help volunteering to run or plan a specific program.

Specialized skills, such a s market research, writing reports and proposals, event planning, community organizing.

We have recently launched a great program called.

Neighbor to Neighbor!

Capture the Flag. 

Give an Unexpected Gift.

Call a Lonely Person.

Play with a Balloon.

Baby Sit. Walk a Dog.

Walk down Main Street and Just Smile a People.

Climb a Mountain.

Hike the River Trail.

Interview an Adult or Teen.

Camp. Fish. Paint.

Read. Take pictures.

Play a Game. Walk. Cook.

Ski. Snowboard. Sled. Tubing.

Help a Friend. Clean your room.

Assist a Teacher.  Library.

Ah Haa! Music. Play the Guitar.

Bird Watch. Milky Way, Stars!

Draw. Sketch. Bake Cookies.

Looking for more things to do, contact one of these fine organizations:

Telluride Choral Society  

Arts Ah Haa!  Are you ready for some creativity?

Telluride Foundation

Telluride Academy

Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities 970-728-3930




Telluride 24 Hour AA, ALNON, NA 728-7270

San Miguel Resource Center Telluride 728-5660, Norwood 327-0566, Naturita 865-2273

About Health.com

Help Your Community 877-KIDS-313

Community Anit-Drug Coalitions of America 800-54-CADCA

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Drug-Free Communities Program

The AntiDrug

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminisrtation

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Model Programs

SAMHSA's The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information 800-788-2800

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Center for Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws

Alcohol MD

Join Together Online

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.


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Stephen Covey