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Resolve to quit in 2016

Many will usher in the new year loading themselves up with drugs and alcohol, but for many who struggle with addiction, that is a choice that could lead to further life ruin or death. While many will resolve to get back on the treadmill, active addicts have a chance to make 2016 a fresh start, […]

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10 ways to fight holiday stress

The holidays are a time to relax and share wonderful memories with loved ones, but it’s not all wonderful and warm for everyone. This time of year can be a time of great stress and serve as a reminder of negative or traumatic times for many people who either are conflicted or scared about being […]


Got real-deal drug info? 11 great resources

Organizations around the world work in some of the most dynamic and inspiring ways to help people reach for healthy, drug-free living. Here are 11 organizations that answer questions, provide information, connect people with support and produce inspiring media that show the world why drug-free is a great way to be. (more…)


Embrace after-school activities!

A well-rounded education isn’t made up only of academics. Sure, it’s really important to study and make good grades — but personal and professional success also stem from activities outside the regular classroom. (more…)

Drug-promoting media need dose of ‘Parent Power’

Parents have much more influence on their children’s decision-making than they often think they do, and they need to embrace their “Parent Power” to help their kids navigate media that promote and glorify substance use, writes Joseph A. Califano, Jr., author of the revised and updated book, How to Raise a Drug Free Kid: The […]

Hancock Co. sheriff offers safe disposal of prescription meds

The Hancock County Sheriff’s office now offers a simple and safe way to dispose of out-of-date and/or unused prescription drugs. The sheriff’s office, 875 State St., Garner, is accepting prescription and over-the-counter drugs for disposal 24 hours a day, seven days of the week. You can protect your family, community and environment by disposing of […]

Standing by: The Bullying Helpline

The Bullying Help Line is a resource for youth and their families, educators and people throughout our community. This support service, operated by Crisis Intervention Service, can be reached 24 hours a day, every day, by calling (641) 424-9071 or 1-800-479-9071. (more…)