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ASAP offers free workshop on landlord rights March 28

Know your landlord rights. Being a landlord can be a great business opportunity — but also one posing unique challenges. If you want to learn more — especially when it comes to substance use and abuse on your property — we invite you to our FREE Landlord Workshop, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 28 at the Garner […]

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Marijuana takes a toll on the developing brain

Many youth use marijuana because they think it does no harm. It can often be difficult for parents to get through to their kids that their use of the mind-altering drug can have serious repercussions in their lives. But marijuana takes away more than interest in previously-enjoyed activities and can cause an addiction that can […]

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What parents need to know about vaping

The tobacco industry is ramping and amping up its marketing of vaping as a healthier alternative to cigarette smoking. Don’t believe the hype. Vaping products are essentially battery-operated cigarettes — many sporting cool colors and themes popular with youth — that skip the leafy form of tobacco and allow users to get their buzz from […]

Parents have addiction resources

With the spread of marijuana for recreational and medical use, parents are expressing more concerns about the impact on their children. They are seeking addiction resources There are many ways to stay informed and find solid guidance to address challenges. Several recently released books, videos and articles aimed at preventing marijuana use and debunking common […]

Know the 10 Cs of parenting and loving leadership

The following article is from Terry Levy, Ph.D., director of Evergreen Psychotherapy Center in Evergreen, Colo. Dr. Levy is a world-recognized expert in the treatment of attachment disorders and trauma. He is the co-author of Attachment, Trauma and Healing and Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love. The ten Cs of parenting […]

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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…)