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12/12/2017

Know! New Year, New Rules – Cell Phone Agreement

GettyImages-537461694.jpgThe New Year is always a good time to hit the reset button and establish any new rules you may need. When it comes to our kids and their phones, this may especially apply as we learn the potential connection between smartphone use and depressed and suicidal teens.


12/4/2017

Know! Social Media is Bringing Our Teens Down

Start-Talking-Smartphone-1.jpgWhat has gone wrong in the lives of our teens and why at such an alarming rate? Despite the critical nature of this question, there are no clear answers. There is, however, a great deal of speculation, and many say our kids’ use of social media contributes to this high suicide rate.


11/28/2017

Know! How To Reduce Holiday Stress

ThinkstockPhotos-stk84060cor-2.jpgThe holidays are meant to be a joy-filled season of gathering with friends and relatives, enjoying festive lights and music, exchanging goodies and giving generously. However, when time and money are stretched, relationships are strained and expectations are not met, what is meant to be a time of celebration may become a time of overwhelming stress, leading many to turn to unhealthy coping behaviors, including alcohol and other drug use.


11/16/2017

Know! To Keep It Safe this Holiday Season – Adults and Alcohol

Holiday-Safe-Start-Talking-1.jpgThe holiday season is upon us, which means more adults will consume alcoholic drinks and in higher quantities. This time of year also puts more people on the roads, as they travel to see family and friends, near and far. It makes sense, then, that this season becomes one of the most dangerous times of the year for alcohol-related accidents and fatalities.


11/7/2017

Know! What’s Hidden in Plain Sight – Part II

StartTalking_Hidden-1.jpgHidden in Plain Sight is a substance misuse awareness program for parents and other adults that helps uncover signs of trouble. In a previous tip, Know! What’s Hidden in Plain Sight - Part I, we learned the importance of being aware of every child’s risk for drug use, and we discovered the key role electronics play in drug-related communications.


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