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4/12/2017

Know! April is Alcohol Awareness Month

ThinkstockPhotos-492455184-1.jpgThe media has done a good job bringing to light the prevalence and severity of the use of heroin, prescription drugs and marijuana among our nation’s youth. But what about alcohol? We don’t hear much about it in the news anymore. Is underage drinking still that widespread? And is it really that big of a deal? YES and YES.


4/5/2017

Know! Puberty is a Brain-Changer

ThinkstockPhotos-638787162-1.jpgCracking voices, body odor and wild mood swings - all indicators of the long-awaited and sometimes dreaded period in every adolescents’ life. We’re talking puberty. Most youth are well-aware of the physical changes they can expect their bodies to go through, but do they know the impact of puberty on their brains? Are your children aware that all these hormonal changes affect the way they feel, think and act? If not, it is important to have the other half of, “the talk” with your child.


3/29/2017

Know! To Secure, Monitor and Properly Dispose

ThinkstockPhotos-86804105.jpg'Tis the season for spring cleaning. As you’re working hard to get your home decluttered, organized, spotless and sparkling, be sure to include the clearing out of old, unused or unwanted medicines – it’s a vitally important task.


3/22/2017

Register now for the 2017 “We Are The Majority” youth rally

42a6e6fb-c7d8-43d5-83f5-031b07abc732-1.jpgStart Talking! is pleased to join the Ohio Youth-Led Drug Prevention Network and the Drug Free Action Alliance at this year’s “We Are The Majority” youth rally on April 20 in Columbus. The majority of youth in Ohio, aged 12-17, are not participating in substance use or physical violence, and are leading the way in promoting mental health wellness. The rally invites Ohio middle and high school students to join together to celebrate living healthy, substance-free lifestyles.
 


3/15/2017

Know! To Stop, Drop and Breathe

ThinkstockPhotos-544468308-1.jpgEven as adults, anger can be a difficult emotion to control, especially when it involves a child who continues to defy his or her parents. No one can push our buttons like our own children. However, the importance of exhibiting self-control in order to discipline a child appropriately, is monumental.
 


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