July 12, 2017

A critical part of understanding teen drug use is awareness about drug paraphernalia—the items kids use to hide or consume drugs. You may find these items in your child’s bedroom, car or backpack.

Knowing what to look for can be difficult for those us that aren't drug e...

July 11, 2017

Recently, Netflix renewed “13 Reasons Why,” which depicts the journey of a high school student who dies by suicide (after being bullied and having school counselors dismiss her), leaving behind audio tapes detailing the events that she perceives led to her death.

We kno...

July 10, 2017

 Join us for our 3rd Annual SUP Coalition Retreat! 

July 8, 2017

On that warm summer night, as I caught a glimpse of my son, I knew.

He was standing across the yard, holding a plastic plate filled with summer party food and holding a red plastic cup. The sun hit his twelve year old hair in just a way that I could see the blonde highl...

July 7, 2017

Fentanyl & Other Synthetic Opioids: 

What are some slang terms?

China Girl, China White, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, Pink

What is it?

Fentanyl and similar compounds like carfentanil are powerful synthetic opioids 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is av...

July 7, 2017

Deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids (not including methadone), rose a staggering 72% in just one year, from 2014 to 2015. Government agencies and officials of all types are rightly concerned by what some are describing as the third wave of our ongoing opio...

July 7, 2017

Parents will do almost anything to keep their children safe, but communicating with youth becomes more challenging as they get older. That’s why you should talk to your children about alcohol and other drugs early. It’s a conversation that you need to have because drug...

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