STAND Coalition(423) 286-9925

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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    Quote of the Week – Walt Disney

    Last Christmas one of my co-workers gave me a small desk calendar with a daily quote on each page. It was a thoughtful gift because I’m a firm believer in taking advantage of the wisdom garnered from those that have achieved success in their lives. That being said, I thought I would start a weekly […]

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    STAND Consent Forms Available

    STAND consent forms can be found on the contact page below the contact form. The form is available as a Word document. If you have any questions about the form you can contact one of the staff members at STAND at (423) 286-9925 or reach us by email at stand@highland.net.

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    #knowthefacts: Part Five:

    Risk factors determine if a person will become addicted. Biology/Genes is a risk factor and plays a role in addiction through: Genetics; Gender; and/or Mental Disorders. Environment is a risk factor and plays a role in addiction through: Chaotic home life and abuse; Parent’s use and attitudes; Peer influences; Community attitudes; and/or Poor school achievement. […]

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    #knowthefacts: Part One

    Science Has Revolutionized the Understanding of Drug Addiction: Have you ever felt shamed or degraded because of a weakness? Have you ever felt less than because of a bad habit? Have you grown up in a community where a health and behavioral problem led to punitive rather than preventative and therapeutic actions? The good news […]

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    The Virtue of Failure

    Let’s face it, we live in a success-driven world. It’s in this context that we celebrate names like LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and Mickey Mantle. Businesses like Google, Microsoft, and Wal-Mart are hallmarks of success. In the realm of science, Albert Einstein is considered a giant among giants for his theories of relativity and Thomas […]

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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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