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Be A Parent, Not A Peer

Enabling underage drinking is dangerous, not to mention irresponsible. It can result in not only legal consequences, for both adults and teens, but can cause a variety of health risks as well.

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Prescription Disposal

Unused and expired medications are a potential hazard to children and just flushing them or throwing them in the garbage can have adverse effects to the environment and our water supply. Scott County has two permanent locations for disposing of your unused or expired prescription and OTC medications.

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At local radio station Hive 105

Recording our latest Be a Parent, Not a Peer radio ad. Great work Elizabeth, Vicki, Rachel, and Paul!

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Smoking

Heart disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases are the three leading causes of death in the U.S.

Smoking is the leading factor in the development of heart disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. Make the connection and kick the habit.

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    REALITY CHECK: ADDICTION HURTS YOUNG BRAINS

    The consequences of alcohol and drug abuse can change an adolescent’s life forever. Pre-teens and teenagers who abuse alcohol and drugs often act out, do poorly academically, and drop out of school. Underage drinking and drug abuse place our children at risk of unplanned pregnancies, violence, and infectious diseases. Myth or reality? You decide.

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    #knowthefacts: Part Two

    What’s the Value of Education and Addiction? Drug abuse and addiction does not discriminate age, race, gender, and or socio-economic lifestyles. Considering abuse and addiction costs Americans more than half a trillion dollars a year it makes quite a social impact contributing to the death of more than 100,000 Americans per year. Education provides information […]

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    #knowthefacts: Part Three

    Why Take Drugs? “Feeling or Fact” – To feel good: Drugs can produce an intense “feeling” of pleasure followed by “feelings” of power, self-confidence, and increased energy. To Feel Better: Drugs can lessen “feelings” of distress. To Do Better: Drugs can increase pressure some individuals “feel” to chemically enhance or improve their athletic or cognitive […]

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    #knowthefacts: Part Four

    So What’s the Problem If Taking Drugs Makes People “Feel” Good or Better? The positive effects of drug use is only a perception. The initial decision to take drugs is mostly voluntary. Drug abuse quickly takes over a person’e ability to exert self control becoming seriously impaired. Brain imaging studies show physical changes in areas […]

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    Building a Brighter Future

    ALL CHILDREN OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL In past generations people addicted to drugs were thought to be morally flawed and lacking willpower. These views shaped society’s reactions to drug abuse, treating it as a moral failing rather than a health problem, which led to punitive damages rather than preventative and […]

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