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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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Talk early–talk often!

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Why You Should Talk with Your Child About Alcohol

The Chance That Children Will Use Alcohol Increases as They Get Older. About 10 percent of 12-year-olds say they have tried alcohol, but by age 15, that number jumps to 50 percent. The sooner you talk to your children about alcohol, … Continue reading

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Parents: Talk About Drinking Before They Start College

Parents who discuss drinking with their teens before they start college can influence their children’s drinking behavior once they are at school, a new study suggests. 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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