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How do I stop smoking, using vapes, nicotine, or marijuana?

Project Connect


If you are a student thinking about changing your use of vapes, nicotine, or marijuana, Project CONNECT may be for you! Through the Project CONNECT program, participants plan, prepare, and develop skills that will help them find their own success through the quitting process. Participants meet once a week for eight weeks and discuss and work on such topics as the cycle of addiction, the health effects of vaping and smoking, quitting methods, recovery symptoms, identification of use trippers, stress management techniques, decision making and healthy lifestyle choices. Most importantly, participants will learn those skills necessary to help them change their use of vapes and/or smoking. If you are interested in participating in this program, speak with your school counselor, nurse, or administration.

Additional Information about the program:

*There are two permission slips that have been attached (only one is required, not both) one is a copy of our general permission slip (word doc), and the other parents/students may opt-in to a data share agreement for research purposes (pdf attachment).

*There will be a rotating 60 minute sessions of the last hour of class (more details coming soon) that will take place on Wednesdays beginning late February 2024. 

*There will approximentaly be 12 students in total during these sessions

*If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the nurse.


PASS Program

The PASS program is part of Student Services at Cabarrus County Schools. Student Services advocates and supports learning, social/emotional, and physical health for all students by providing programs and services that support student achievement and facilitates personal growth.  PASS is partnering with Caron’s Education Alliance to provide a workshop for parents and caregivers with information that research shows can help to reduce the chances that teens will engage in substance use.  Topics below.  Date:  Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00pm at West Cabarrus HS.  This is open to all Cabarrus County students and families.  We hope to see you there & bring a friend!

*Don’t worry if you can’t make this one the attachments below have additional dates listed.*


Current drug trends among youth – including vaping

Empowering parents and adults with effective communication skills when talking with their children about alcohol, nicotine, and other drug use

Reviewing resiliency factors that help protect youth from substance use, and

Provide local resources if additional support is needed


*If you have any questions, please reach out to the nurse.