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2/21/2017

Start Talking! Tips for Schools Now Available

ThinkstockPhotos-515274450.jpgChildren spend more than half their weekdays in school. Start Talking! and the Drug Free Action Alliance recognize teachers are powerful influencers in their students' lives and have an incredible opportunity to guide them toward making healthy, drug-free lifestyle choices.
 


2/14/2017

Know! The Not-So-Innocent Side of Teen Romance

ThinkstockPhotos-463750659-1.jpgThe month of February is known as a time of “love,” where secret-admirers and Valentines of all ages express their affection for one another through candy hearts, red roses and love letters. In sharp contrast, however, February has also become known as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to focus attention on abuse in young people’s relationships and provide information to help prevent it.


2/7/2017

Know! To Role Model RESPECT for the Rx

ThinkstockPhotos-505844481.jpgWhy focus on prescription drugs? Research shows that more deaths are now occurring each year from accidental drug overdoses than from car accidents. Someone in the U.S. dies every 15 minutes from an accidental overdose. Nearly half of the drug overdose deaths are due to prescription drugs.


1/30/2017

Know! If You Have a Smartphone Addiction

ThinkstockPhotos-500809580-1.jpgWe jokingly talk about our children (and maybe ourselves) being addicted to our smartphones but, in reality, it is no laughing matter. Cell phone addiction is real and can be destructive to the lives of those who truly cannot control their use.


1/19/2017

Students Invited to Create Videos to Support Start Talking! Drug Prevention Initiative

StartRecording.JPGThe Drug Free Action Alliance and the Start Talking! drug prevention program, through support from Verizon, are inviting Ohio students in grades 6 through 12, to test their creativity and produce 60-second videos offering tips on how adults and other youth can have frequent and honest conversations about substance abuse.
 


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