Testing Waters of New Normal in Prevention

Doesn’t it feel as if some unseen force pressed play on Netflix so we are now collectively binge-watching an endless season of “Life Now”’? Red, green and yellow are the primary hues that manage our mobility, The red ‘stop’ or lockdown phase stopped everything but the periods of distress caused by knowing that normal couldn’t … Read more

Home Quarantine May Reveal Teen Vaping

  Some parents at home with their adolescent or teen during quarantine are beginning to realize something is going on with their child besides anxiety about the pandemic and social distancing. A clue may lie in the vaping epidemic that has snared millions of youth with an e-cigarette or nicotine vaping addiction.     Vaping … Read more

Help With A Problem: “So scary it shouldn’t exist.”

Today’s adolescent hasn’t known a time when drugs were not a threat to the well-being of youth.  After attending the nonprofit CANDLE, Inc.’s Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program, a 12 year-old wrote a thank you to the volunteers for  “Helping us with a problem so scary it shouldn’t exist.” Youth attending Reality Tour are appreciative … Read more

Local Business & Area Schools Embrace Family Drug Prevention

Westmoreland Co. –  For the past 8 years the Hempfield School District has placed an emphasis on educating families about drug prevention through partnership with the nonprofit CANDLE, Inc.’s Reality Tour.  At 6th grade orientation this Thursday, the district’s three middle school schools will make an appeal to parents to take their child to one … Read more

Pageant Could Benefit Pennsylvania Drug Prevention

BUTLER. PA    Over the years title pageants have changed considerably and Mrs. Pennsylvania International pageant contestants competing this Saturday in Altoona at the Jaffa Shrine Center each have selected a meaningful platform to meet requirements. The nonprofit CANDLE, Inc. , parent to the Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program , that has educated about 50,000 parents … Read more

Pike County Child Death Review Team and The Reality Tour

Child Death Review Team The Child Death Review Team will once again present the Reality Tour on February 27th and March 27th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Milford. The Child Death Review Team reviews all deaths occurring in Pike County from birth to 21 years in order to determine … Read more