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10/20/2016

Know! To Educate and Rx-Proof Students

ThinkstockPhotos-479340558.jpgAside from prescription drug abuse being illegal, it is highly dangerous. Yet one in four high school students will use a prescription medication for non-medical reasons at least once before graduating. Youth say prescription drugs are easier to access than a six-pack of beer. So where are students getting these prescription meds? 64 percent of youth report obtaining prescription drugs from their home medicine cabinets or from other family members or friends.


10/18/2016

Watch the Early Learning and School Readiness Webcast - Sept. 27, 2016

Watch the webcast from Early Learning and School Readiness recorded Sept. 27, 2016. This webcast recording provides updates on the following topics: 


10/13/2016

Know! Social anxiety increases substance abuse risk

ThinkstockPhotos-dajdaa-0188.jpgMany adults are known to drink alcohol at social functions to “loosen up” and feel more comfortable interacting with others. Well, guess what? Many of our teens are doing the exact same thing. It is often referred to as “liquid courage” because, after a few drinks, a person may no longer feel afraid to get out there and dance, to ask out a love interest or to simply chat with their peers.


10/12/2016

EMIS Newsflash – October 12, 2016

FY17 Five Year Forecast - Initial Required (P) Collection, v1
How to run the SDC reports for the FY2016 Graduation Rate
Files Recently Distributed


10/6/2016

Know! To Be Part of the Solution - Rx Drug Abuse Prevention

Awareness-1.jpgOctober is National Medicine Abuse Awareness month; bringing to light the dangers of prescription (and over-the-counter) medicine abuse and encouraging parents and other caregivers to be a part of the solution.


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