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Drug Testing Strips: A Guide for Parents

Urine testing your kids is a decision that parents should take seriously. Experts agree that testing teens for the wrong reasons can damage trust. However, under the right circumstances, drug tests can be a tool to prevent substance abuse...

Red Ribbon Week Ideas for Middle Schools

3 Ideas for Red Ribbon Week for Your Middle School   If you’re a teacher, a parent, or a principal,  you’re probably gearing up for 2020’s national Red Ribbon Week. And if you’ve got middle school aged kids, you...

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...

‘Post-Panic’ Remote Internship A Plus!

  Everything Is Going To Be Okay? My chair rolls sluggishly across the living room carpet in the spring of 2020.  It is not the picture that was in my head a few months ago.  In those intern scenarios...

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...

Disrupting to Address the Gap in Drug Prevention

I am pleased to be a presenter at the Federal Employees Opioid Addiction Training on June 20th in Pittsburgh to inform on the Reality Tour Parent/Child Drug Prevention Program.  So often the prevention aspect is overlooked on this topic....

Excuse me. Your expiration date is showing.

Ready, set, evaluate!  If only it was that simple to follow the science.  It’s not like you can go to Angie’s List and hire a researcher for prevention programs.  You have to partner with a university and it would...