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Substance Abuse Prevention: Supporting Healthy Decisions During the Tween and Teens Years (and What to Do if You Spot Trouble)

Thursday, March 30, 6:15-8:00 pm at the Fairfax Community Library Library Presenters:  Kayla Tatro & Mary Gratton, NCSS This presentation will provide parents with information about common drugs of abuse and their prevalence in our community. Discussion on how to … Continue reading

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Back-to-school underage drinking prevention tools

Summer’s over, and it’s back-to-school time. For students, the beginning of the school year means new routines, new friends, new stresses, and new social situations (football games, Homecoming, Halloween parties) where they’ll have easy access to alcohol. For parents, it’s an important time to connect with teens, talk frankly about the risks of underage drinking, and reinforce clear no-use rules about alcohol. For teachers and communities, it’s a critical time to be prepared with evidence-based tools to help prevent underage drinking and build students’ abilities to resist alcohol and make smart choices for their future health and well-being. Continue reading

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