September 29, 2017

Key Messages and Talking Points for Parents

  • Marijuana is not a harmless drug for teens. The teen brain is still developing, and marijuana may cause abnormal brain development.

  • Marijuana is linked to school failure. Because the teen brain is still developing, ma...

September 27, 2017

This week, Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, marks the 10-year anniversary of the Freedom to Breathe Act, a law that protects Minnesotans from secondhand smoke in public places including restaurants and ba...

September 26, 2017

Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.

They announced Tuesday that they had served subpoenas requesting information from five companies that ma...

September 25, 2017

The day has finally come for you and your family to welcome your son or daughter back from a residential treatment program (rehab) for addiction to drugs or alcohol. You may be cautiously optimistic for the homecoming or you may be worried about how it will go. You may...

September 22, 2017

Drug-Free Communities Support Program

ONDCP's Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program announced 719 DFC grant awards totaling $89 million for FY 2017.

The $89 million in DFC Support Program grants to 719 local drug prevention coalitions is the largest number of singl...

September 21, 2017

Football games and homecoming dances are part of nearly every teen's life this time of year.

These are great opportunities for teens to socialize with their peers and get involved at their school. This also means late nights and potential risky situations for teens, in...

September 19, 2017

Join us for our SUP Coalition meeting tomorrow, September 20th from 9:00-10:30 am at the Sherburne County Government Center in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 

If you cannot make it tomorrow, our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 18th from 9...

September 18, 2017

A prevention parable...

The story of Three Sisters provides an easy to understand explanation of how multifaceted issues require a multifaceted approach - such as substance abuse - and how each "sister" is important.

Source: MDH

September 12, 2017


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