Category Archives: Prevention

Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31, 2017

The Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1985  in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena.  People began to wear Red Ribbons as a symbol to raise awareness of his death and destruction cause by drugs.  The first National Red Ribbon Celebration … Continue reading

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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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Thank you for coming to see us at the Washington County Fair!

Thank you for coming to the Washington County Fair August 12-19th and seeing us!  If you didn’t get to come see us and fill out a survey, please take the time to make your voice hear by clicking below and taking … 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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National Prevention Week – Suicide

Unfortunately our most recent Pennsylvania Youth Survey  (PAYS) shows that youth in our area are suffering from depression,  38 % of the students said they felt depressed or sad most days in the last twelve months and 23.9% felt life … Continue reading

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Today’s National Prevention Week Topic – Marijuana. Test your knowledge.

Marijuana use is increasing according to the most recent PAYS survey and our area is above the states average.  Test your knowledge below.  According to the 2015 survey 71.8% of high school students answered that they use marijuana regularly and … Continue reading

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Operation Prevention Video Contest – Vote for your favorite!

Vote Now! And the Operation Prevention People’s Choice Award Goes To… You decide! Check out the finalist videos.  Then click the Vote button to cast a vote for the one that you think does the best job of portraying the … 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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