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National Recovery Month

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase understanding of mental and substance use disorders, as well as to celebrate the achievements made by those in recovery. SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey …

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International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is taking place this Thursday, 8/31. This event aims to raise awareness of overdose, reduce stigma of drug-related death, and recognize the grief of loved ones of those whose suffered death or permanent injury from overdose. …

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over is an annual safety campaign sponsored by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Taking place this year from August 18th- September 3rd, this observance aims to increase public understanding of the many dangers …

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One Foot Out The Door?

For parents, the impending departure of their child for college generates a wide variety of emotions. There is pride felt for their child’s great accomplishments and excitement for all the wonderful things their future holds. On the other hand, there …

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Free Training Opportunity!

There are many individuals and organizations in our communities who work hard every day to prevent substance use among youth. In order for these efforts to be successful, it is imperative to know what is going on in the community, …

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Harmless Habit? The Truth About Vaping…

Vaping, the inhaling and exhaling of vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device, has become increasingly popular among youth over the last few years. This is largely due to the misconception that they are a safer alternative to …

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Safe Summer Fun For The Whole Family!

There are various factors which affect the likelihood of a child engaging in substance use or other problem behaviors. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, one of the most powerful protective factors is connectedness to family, …

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TEMPERATURES RISING, ALONG WITH TEEN DRUG USE

Statistics show a high in first time drug use among teens during the summer months. Click here for tips to keep your kids safe and drug-free this summer.

Asleep on Their Feet

If you have a teenager, you know what I mean. Most teens don’t get to bed until late and have to get up way too early for school. They are like zombies in the morning. It not only affects their …

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Did You Drink When You Were My Age?

Communication is a key to a healthy relationship with your child. But what happens when they ask you the dreaded questions – Did you drink when you were my age? Did you smoke pot? How do you respond?  Do you …

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