Parent Alert | September 2020 Covid-19 and Alcohol: How much is too much?   Current Trends Anxiety and worry about the pandemic have caused many people to turn to substances as coping mechanisms. PTSD-sufferers have increased substance use during Covid-19. Working from home and distancing policies create loneliness and depression for most of us.…

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    View this email in your browser Parent Alert | August 2020 Substance Abuse Prevention Funding What’s the Problem?   Is prevention cheaper than treatment? Yes. Each year substance abuse costs the United States more than $740 billion. That’s enough money to end world hunger….twice. This staggering number includes not only treatment but also substance-related…

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The Cost of Substance Misuse & Addiction The misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs costs the U.S. more than $740 billion annually due to crime, lost work productivity, and health care. By contrast, nationwide implementation of school-based, effective prevention programs could have saved the U.S. $99.8 billion by directly offsetting these costs.   View…

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Parent Alert | July 2020 What You Should Know About Vaping Because “All My Friends Are Doing It” What is it again? The term “e-cigarette” is technically a catch-all that includes any battery-operated model that heats its liquid contents. However, often people use “e-cigarette” to refer to a battery-powered tobacco product that’s made to look like…

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Parent Alert | June 2020 | Safe Summer Fun Click for a helpful Science Alert Pick and Choose: Using Words Intentionally Does using the term “social distancing” give the wrong impression? “Social Distancing.” Over the past few months, we have begun to equate this term with loneliness, isolation, and depression. We all know that we need…

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The TPC Story Turning Point Coalition (TPC) was launched in 2004 by a group of concerned citizens working to help create a community environment where youth strive to be alcohol, tobacco, and drug free. Sixteen years later, the Coalition continues its mission with education, information, and advocacy. www.turningpointcoalition.com Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign Each…

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Parents Who Host Lose the Most Celebrating Graduation During Covid-19 Each year, we re-launch our Parents Who Host Lose the Most campaign, reminding parents of graduating Seniors about the dangers of hosting parties that serve alcohol to underage youth. This year, however, with the Covid-19 outbreak, we’re taking a slightly different approach. Graduation is usually…

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To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so. Click the link…

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