Category Archives: Parents

FASD Awareness Day – September 9th

FASD stands for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, this term is used to describe a disorder that occurs when a woman drinks alcohol while pregnant.  There are no safe time to drink alcohol when pregnant, so why risk the health of your unborn … Continue reading

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Prevention programs are in full swing for the summer.

The prevention programs are in full swing for the summer.  You can find our prevention specialist at the parks, summer camps, libraries and in the community.  Here is a picture to show you one of the amazing types of activities being done … Continue reading

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MAT – Medication Assisted Treatment

“I wish that all families would at least consider investigating medication-assisted treatment and reading about what’s out there,” says Alicia Murray, DO, Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist. “I think, unfortunately, there is still stigma about medications. But what we want people … Continue reading

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Underage Drinking

Alcohol use by youth is sometimes thought of as a rite of passage.  The fact is that it is illegal under the age of 21. Research shows that when drinking starts before the age of 15, youth are more likely … Continue reading

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Youth Tobacco Use

When you think of tobacco use, you may think of just cigarettes but today’s youth is getting their nicotine in another way; vaping and E-cigarettes.  Vapes and E-cigarettes are devices that people use to inhale nicotine instead of burning tobacco.  … Continue reading

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National Prevention Week – May 15-20, 2017

National Prevention Week is held every year the third week in May.  Why May you might be asking;  SAMHSA’s National survey on Drug Use and Health shows that most adolescents and full time college students most often use substances for … Continue reading

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Partnership for Drug Free Kids To Host a Pilot Live Chat for Parents

Live Chat Now Available for Parents, sponsored by Partnership for Drug Free Kids. Sometimes you want to reach out for help, but you’re unable to talk in a quiet setting and/or worried that you’ll be overheard. Our new Live Chat … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the Prevention Fair this Friday – June 16, 2017 ~ 12:00 – 3:00

Don’t forget to come to the Prevention Fair Friday, June 16, 2017 from noon until 3:00.  Come Join the Fun!  Over 30 activities for the kids to do!

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Families Starting to Share Addiction in Obituaries.

As the death toll from the opioid crisis mounts, families are increasingly going public in obituaries about their loved one’s struggle with drugs.  Most are doing this in hopes to bring awareness to the public and show people that those that … Continue reading

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Shatter the Myths About Our Youth and Drugs in Our Community

                Please check back everyday this week (January 23 – 27th),  a new fact will be listed every day under this post about our local data from the PAYS (Pennsylvania Youth Survey).  Shatter the Myths about what … Continue reading

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