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5/17/2017

Know! To Prevent Huffing, Sniffing and Bagging

ThinkstockPhotos-599117664-1.jpgWhat do nail polish, deodorant spray, permanent markers and correction fluid all have in common? They are all items we would expect to find in our children’s bedroom or study area, right? They certainly are not products that would signal a red flag or cause us to question their use - nor should they necessarily. However, each of these items are also common “inhalants” with the potential to harm.
 


5/9/2017

Know! To Focus On Mental Health

ThinkstockPhotos-461991209-1.jpgIf our pancreas has a chemical imbalance, we seek treatment. If our kidneys are not physiologically working right, we seek treatment. When our most complex organ, the brain, is not physiologically working right or has a chemical imbalance, for some reason we ignore or hide it. May is Mental Health Month; an opportunity to break the negative stigma that surrounds mental illness and promote the well-being of the whole individual.
 


5/2/2017

Know! To Arm Them with Education, Motivation, Expectations and the X-Plan

ThinkstockPhotos-653004544-1.jpgCommunication is key to prevention and essential in building and sustaining a positive relationship with our children, students, youth group members, athletes, etc. While it is vital to have ongoing conversations on the topic of alcohol and other drugs with them, it is equally important to talk about the everyday things happening in their lives.


4/23/2017

Students Awarded for Producing Winning Drug Prevention Videos

Rally-3-1.jpgStudents from Genoa Area High School in Ottawa County were recognized on April 20 by representatives from Drug Free Action Alliance, the Start Talking! program and Verizon for submitting the winning video in the Start Recording/Start Talking statewide video contest. The top three videos and the students who produced them were announced and presented awards at the 6th annual “We Are The Majority” rally at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.


4/19/2017

Know! Youth’s Number One Drug of Choice

ThinkstockPhotos-99386503.jpgWhat is the leading drug used by our youth today? If you’re thinking marijuana or heroin, guess again. The answer is alcohol. It has long been and still remains the most widely used drug among young people, making alcoholism and alcohol-related problems the number one public health problem in the United States.


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